Brothers killed by a drunk driver on Thanksgiving
by Shyla Rochelle Ballman
Jeremy (l) and Tommy (r) tommy always made funny faces
My name is Shyla and I lost two of my younger brothers this past Thanksgiving. Tommy Ballman (22) and Jeremy Neuenfeldt (20) a drunk driver was going 100 mph and hit Tommys truck as the boys were about to pull into our driveway. Thats how close to home they were. The drunk driver hit Tommys truck right on the gas tank which caused his truck to basically fly into our driveway and it burst into flames. They didnt make it and their was nothing we could do. Jeremy was pinned by the steering wheel and Tommy was D.O.impact. I passed the same place they did about 10 minutes before they were hit, my mom sister Sharon and I saw the whole accident. Its something i CAN NEVER get out of my mind. Tommy and I were incredibly close, he was like the make version of me,he lived with me and my fiance for a year in our apartment and Jeremy was my best friend. The drunk driver is 26 had no lisense and this was NOT his first offense.