PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Memorial Day weekend is here. Highway safety officials say they are teaming up to increase seat belt usage and save lives.
One mother is honoring her son's death and reminding everyone to be careful behind the wheel.
Ladonna Penman says she lost her first grandchild to one distracted driver on Combs Road in Perry County.
"The doctor came out and he looked at us and he said there is so much swelling on his brain that he is not going to make it," said Penman.
Twenty five balloons represent Zendall Noble Jr.'s birthday. He would have turned 25-years-old today.
Tony Baker is his mother. She her son was a wonderful child.
All over Kentucky Baker says crosses line the roadsides.
"Let this be a symbol that life can change in the blink of an eye. You gotta pay attention to it or we are going to lose our most precious commodities, our children and other people that we love," said Baker.
Baker cautions drivers getting behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend .
"When you get behind the wheel don't pay attention to yourself, but pay attention to everybody around you and everything around you when you're in your car," said Baker.
Family members say this life was taken too soon.