Family and friends hold 2nd annual memorial event


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Leylahnd Owens of Terre Haute was killed two years ago by a drunk driver.

On Thursday, his family remembered him by raising awareness.

The ‘Beleyve Memorial’ held its 2nd annual event.

The event had music had music, games, a car and bike show, dunk tank, and even a bounce house for the little ones.

People could also go to the event to pledge not to drink and drive.

The Owens family feels this is an important message.

“I just want to bring awareness to the fact that you know you may think you’re okay to drive. You can do anything. You can walk, you can talk…but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t kill someone on the way home,” Erica Owens told us.

Along with raising awareness about drunk driving, the event helped raise money for a scholarship in Leylahnd’s name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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