BURLESON The son of a pastor who was killed in a horrific car accident over the weekend is speaking out to honor his father's memory.

Evan Jennings, 19, remembered his dad, Brian, as a man dedicated to his family and also to Alsbury Baptist Church, where he was an enormously popular youth pastor.

He was my father, best friend, and an example of the man I want to become, Evan told a room of reporters at the church.

Brian was killed along with three other people over the weekend when a pickup truck filled with eight teenagers came barreling down Burleson-Retta Road.

Investigators said it appears the truck hit a car that Jennings and others were trying to fix that was stranded on the side of the road.

What I've felt since that night is anger, confusion, and sadness, Evan said.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is investigating to see what, if any, role alcohol played in the accident. Tarrant County deputies initially suspected booze, coupled with inexperienced drivers, may have been overriding factors.

No one has been charged yet, although the accident is being investigated as a vehicular manslaughter case.

Ethan Couch, 16, was the driver of the pickup truck.

It's a tragic situation for everyone involved, said Couch's attorney, Scott Brown, in a statement to News 8. My client and his family's heart go out to the other individuals and their families.

According to court documents in Lakeside, Couch was in court in March for a severe speeding violation, going 89 mph in a 40 mph zone.

He also was ticketed for having another minor in the car with a restricted license.


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