Teen killed Monday morning on Coffee Road

Hundreds attend vigil for Breana Webb

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On Monday night, hundreds of people attended a vigil for Breana Webb, the the teen driver Martin Juarez is now charged with killing.

Many of those in attendance said there is a lesson in this accident for everyone.

"How hard is it not to drink and drive?" asked Elliot Shine, a friend of Webb's. "If you have one sip of alcohol, just don't get behind the wheel. It's not fair to other people. That dude deserves to be in her spot. He deserves to be in a body bag, not her."

It was an emotional night for those who gathered to remember Webb.

"I can't grasp that someone that I bonded with, someone so young, and hasn't even experienced life at full potential, (is) gone," said Garret Leal, another friend of Webb's.

Webb graduated from Frontier High School in May and had big dreams about what her future would hold.

"She wanted to be a veterinarian," Shine said. "She never got to do that. She didn't get the chance to live her dreams and goals, or complete anything she always told me about."

Webb's dreams were cut short after authorities say an intoxicated Juarez slammed into her car early Monday morning.

"I'm speechless," said Shine. "I don't think this is real. This is not real. I think this is still a dream right now."

Friends shared memories, told stories and played music -- all in honor of a girl who was loved by her peers.


"She always had a smile on her face," said Leal. "She was an extraordinary girl. There is no one like her."

Juarez is also facing charges of first-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing bodily injury and driving the wrong way on a divided highway causing injury or death.

Juarez is due in court on Oct. 31.

 

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