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M.A.D.D. releases statement for mother of teen killed in DUI collision, ask for calm support

Lexington, SC – 02/12/2021 (Paul Kirby) – One week after a DUI traffic collision claimed 15-year-old Dillan Alexander Roldan of Pelion, his mother released a statement through Mothers Against Drunk Drivers M.A.D.D. on her and her family’s behalf. In that statement, she addressed several things including the issue of her job and the community uproar regarding her employment status based on incorrect information.

The statement read:

My name is Kimberly Cockrell. I am the victims advocate with Mothers Against Drunk Driving serving Dillan and Derek Roldan’s family. I am releasing this statement with the family’s consent.

The family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from the community.

The family is aware of the concern surrounding Cindy, the boys’ mother, being released from her position with Dollar General. Cindy was not released due to the tragic crash that took Dillan’s life and harmed Derek. The circumstances involving her employment status are a private matter, and while she appreciates the concern, she is asking that everyone please respect her privacy. Please do not contact Dollar General’s corporate office and please do not picket, rally or threaten the Dollar General store or its employees.

We understand that everyone is wanting to support this family and correct what is being perceived as a wrongdoing by Dollar General. The family assures you that there is no wrongdoing. The constant posts, tags, screenshots and text messages are causing more stress and harm to the family that is grieving deeply, while also trying to focus on Derek’s healing.

What is happening now, while completely unintentional, is causing further harm to Cindy and her healing journey. Please understand that the path that the family must walk now is a difficult one, one that was completely preventable. If you would like to support the family, please do so in a positive manner.

The family asks to please be respectful for all concerned and that they be consulted prior to giving any interviews. The family asks that you honor Dillan’s life by making the choice not to drive while intoxicated, as it could result in the further loss of life and cause another family to endure the unimaginable pain that they are in now.

The M.A.D.D. advocated closed by saying, “Please do not ask me any questions about the case or the family as I am unable to answer them. Thank you again for all of the love you are showing them.”


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