Jenna Vela and Perry Jeffery

by punky brewster
(odessa texas)

the drivers side

the drivers side

the drivers side
1 yrs old
2 year old

Jenna and Perry were driving home from a relatives house on october 6th 2010 when they were hit head on by a drunk driver going 65 miles an hour.The drunk driver was driving down the wrong side of the highway at night. Jenna and Perry were pronounced dead at the scene and thier two children ages 1 and 2 were flown to Lubbock hospital with severe truama. The oldest daughter of Jenna and Perry had a broken arm. hip,and leg. Thier youngest daughter has severe swelling in her brain, broken arm and leg, and is in a coma fighting for her life. The driver has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of intoxicated manslaughter and 2 counts of intoxication assault with serious bodily injuries. He was being held on bonds totaling $1,020,000, Jenna and Perry were driving a red for taurus and the drunk driver was driving a 2009 cadillac.

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Mar 28, 2015
I miss you NEW
by: Dad vela

I love miss you Jenna is perry I hope that fucken bastard dies in hell

Oct 14, 2013
Today would have been Jenna's 25 birthday NEW
by: Cookie Vela/Aunt

Let me start by saying that this young man took my family away from us. He made a conscience decision to drive drunk with no care for the consequence of what could happen. This is not his first offense, by the way. So for those of you who do not feel this guy should be punished, I will pray for you. He does not deserve to be walking the streets or driving our streets as he is. He is not in jail at this time. But my family is DEAD and can never walk or drive amonst us again. 2 innocent little babies may never have the chance to enjoy life as they should because this jerk made that possible. He deserves the maximum punishment. He killed 2 people and injured 5 others. He walked away. He disregarded life. If you knew the real story of what this guy did, no pity would be spared on him. Yes he has to live with this the rest of his life. The key word here is LIVE! GET IT? May my family and the Jeffery family find peace through God's Love and know Jenna and Perry are wrapped in the Lord's Loving Arms. And may justice(true justice) be served upon the one that chose to kill them.[sad]


Sep 08, 2013
It is harder today
by: Anonymous

I still can not get over you guys being gone. It is harder today than it was yesterday and the day before that. I still can not let my heart be at ease knowing how you guys are gone and not being able to raise your kids, all the turmoil it has caused between 2 families, and for what? I know deep down inside you are still watching over everyone and visiting in dreams, and giving us little signs to let us know you are still here, but not actually being able to give u a hug and talk kills me and many others. May you both rest in peace and continue to watch over us as we go about our daily lives. I love and miss you guys

Jul 04, 2012
thoughts
by: Anonymous

Every time i have to go to Midland on 191 i get this sudden sadness come over me knowing im fixing to have to pass the spot Jenna and Perry were killed. I can still see parts of the car there and the it makes my whole day feel like im reliving the day i found out they were killed. It hurts inside knowing that 2 beautiful people were killed all because of a careless action that could have been prevented. all we have left to keep Jenna and Perry alive is the memories each one of the friends and family have of them in order to pass the moments we have with the girls. I hate how things in life pan out, but i promise you in the end justice will be served. I saw Joel and it took every ounce of my inner being to not run him off the road, not because i wasnt able to, only because he had someone driving him and to take an innocent life would make me no better than him. I have nightmares of seeing him on the sidewalk and just taking my car and plowing into him. Yet again that would make me no better than him. Sweet revenge could not come any faster than the theif in the night.

Mar 13, 2012
Blessed be the babies
by: Bob Plumb

Here are my best thoughts that these blessed babies grow up whole and strong in every way.

Mar 13, 2012
Karma!!
by: Anonymous

Wow joel u really dodged a bullet on this one! Its ok though cuz wat goes around comes around an u got it comin u p.o.s. couldnt even show wat littly nutz u do have an at least admit to the family that the DEATHS of their loved ones r YOUR FAULT!! Hope u got eyes n the back of ya head son!! RIP PJ an jenna!! Love an miss u both!!

Mar 13, 2012
UPDATE
by: Anonymous

well the pos only got ten years probation! i think the system needs to be changed..once again money talks bullshit walks...YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED JENNA AND PERRY! SORRY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DID YOU WRONG! THERE WAS NO JUSTICE IN HIS PUNISHMENT, BUT HE WILL ANSWER TO GOD IN DUE TIME!

Mar 13, 2012
UPDATE
by: Anonymous

well the pos only got ten years probation! i think the system needs to be changed..once again money talks bullshit walks...YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED JENNA AND PERRY! SORRY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DID YOU WRONG! THERE WAS NO JUSTICE IN HIS PUNISHMENT, BUT HE WILL ANSWER TO GOD IN DUE TIME!

Mar 10, 2012
Now its party time
by: Anonymous

Justice is served..its too bad he couldnt just man up and admitt his faults.. Instead tried blameing it on "sleep apnea". This should be a lesson to all those who think its ok to consume alcohol an still get behind the wheel of a car..2 lives are forever gone an 2 beautiful babies now have to grow up without their parents because of one cowards mistake.may be now tavarez's friends and family can throw him a going away party like the coming home party he got when he bonded out... Jena an Perry u will always be missed but never forgotten.. Love u both

Mar 09, 2012
Justice
by: Anonymous

Its been too long for this dude to b on the streets with his i dont care attitude... God has a plan for him.. To my homie RIP ill c i again and to the babies god bless u!

Mar 09, 2012
Justice
by: Anonymous

Its been too long for this dude to b on the streets with his i dont care attitude... God has a plan for him.. To my homie RIP ill c i again and to the babies god bless u!

Mar 04, 2012
update
by: Anonymous

the trial has been set once again for the 5th and 10th of march. hopefully all goes well and the man goes to prison for ever.

Oct 05, 2011
UPDATE
by: Anonymous

Well today marks the one year for the tragic passing of Jenna and Perry. The drunk driver has not been to court yet, but on a better note the girls are doing great. The babies are doing wonderful. We miss them both and this will take many years and prayers to be able to adjust to the fact that they are not coming back. I just hope that justice will be served above and beyond, and i hate knowing he is still free to live his life until it is time to go to court.

I find it unfair that the judge lowered his bond. Below you will find a link to the artical on that. It is a shame how the system can be so kind to someone who killed a family and injured 2 babies.... http://www.oaoa.com/articles/midland-54998-judge-connection.html.

Oct 03, 2011
Update
by: Anonymous

Just to let you all know, by te grace of God, both babies made it. One was on and off life support for 30 days. The driver who caused the accident actually was out of jail before this baby even woke up. And then went home and had a "welcome home" party... Sad that the family and people affected by this does even think he learned anything. Trial date has still not be set but most likely happen in dec/nov.. Over a year after the accident.

Oct 03, 2011
Update
by: Anonymous

Just to let you all know, by te grace of God, both babies made it. One was on and off life support for 30 days. The driver who caused the accident actually was out of jail before this baby even woke up. And then went home and had a "welcome home" party... Sad that the family and people affected by this does even think he learned anything. Trial date has still not be set but most likely happen in dec/nov.. Over a year after the accident.

Mar 03, 2011
How are they?
by: Anonymous

How are the babies doing now? They are in my prayers.

Dec 08, 2010
how are the kids doing??
by: Anonymous

iv been reading all these stories and this one saddens me the most. how are the two kids doing???

Nov 04, 2010
PRAYING FOR YOU
by: Anonymous

I AM PRAYING FOR THE RECOVERY OF THESE TWO PRECIOUS CHILDREN! MAY THEIR PARENTS REST IN PEACE! I WILL KEEP THEM IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYIHG FOR THEM!

Oct 18, 2010
Condolences
by: Debra DeFrain

My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jenna and Perry for their tragic loss and my prayers go out for the recovery of the children.

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