Update: Funeral set for Hannah Hobbs, victim in last week's crash
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Kristan "Hannah" Hobbs, who was fatally injured in the motor vehicle crash that occurred Thursday on Ga. Hwy. 16.
Hobbs, 20, of Senoia, suffered severe brain trauma in the crash, and was declared brain dead Thursday night. Hobbs was an organ donor, and her organs will be going to seven individuals, according to family friend Michelle Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, with Dr. David Chancey officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time.
Smith said Saturday evening that surgery to remove the organs was scheduled for 10:30. After that surgery is completed, life support systems will be disconnected.
Smith said that a 13-year-old girl will be receiving Hobbs’ heart, and an 8-year-old will be getting a kidney. She didn’t have the details on the other potential recipients.
Hobbs, along with her daughter, Shayleigh Durden, 2 1/2, and her sister, Gracie Hobbs, 13, were traveling in a Honda Passport about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. They were on Ga. Hwy. 16 East, near Martin Mill Road, heading west. According to Trooper T.J. Hamilton of the Georgia State Patrol, a vehicle ahead of Hobbs slowed down, apparently to make a turn.
Devin McAdams, 28, of Lawrenceville, was behind Hobbs in a box truck. He was not able to stop in time, and steered to the right, in an attempt to avoid striking Hobbs. His truck hit the Honda at an angle, sending it into oncoming traffic, where it struck a Ford F-150 head on. There were no skid marks, Hamilton said.
McAdams was charged with following too closely, and other charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing.
Hannah Hobbs was taken by air ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. Durden and Gracie Hobbs were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Durden was released Friday, and Gracie Hobbs was released Saturday evening. Gracie Hobbs sustained a fractured hip. Smith said.
The driver of the Ford, Donald White, and his passenger, Telisha Gonzalez, sustained minor injuries, and were both released from the hospital by Friday.
Hobbs’ daughter and sister were able to visit her in the hospital, said Smith, as were many family and friends.
“Atlanta Medical has been great,” Smith said. “Anybody that came and wanted to see her” was allowed to.
A benefit account for the Hobbs family has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch for the “Hobbs Family.”
A GoFund Me page has also been set up for online donations, at http://www.gofundme.com/as8y5k . Hobbs did not have life insurance, Smith said.
McKoon Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.