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Houston R&B singer JaeRene killed in wrong-way crash on Westpark Tollway

Jaelyn "JaeRene" Chapman, 19, was self-proclaimed Houston's "R&B Princess," according to her publicist.

HOUSTON — A young, talented Houston teenager by the name of Jaelyn "JaeRene" Chapman has been identified as the innocent woman who was killed in the wrong-way crash on the Westpark Tollway Wednesday.

Chapman, 19, was an up-and-coming R&B singer who was self-proclaimed Houston's "R&B Princess," according to her publicist.

She was featured on a very popular Houston song, “H-Town For Real (Remix)”, which featured Houston rap legends Kiotti, Paul Wall, Lil Flip and ZRo.

Chapman was killed by a suspected intoxicated driver who has been identified as 32-year-old Bobby James Brown. Four others, including Brown, were injured in this crash.

Brown is charged with intoxication manslaughter. Court records show he has a prior DWI arrest from 2017; however, it was dismissed after he completed a DWI program.

RELATED: DA: Wrong-way crash on Westpark kills innocent woman; driver charged with intoxication manslaughter

Credit: Onscenetv for KHOU 11
Suspect's car (left) and the victims' car (right) after a deadly wrong-way fatal crash on Westpark Tollway on April 7, 2021

Investigators believe Brown was going in the wrong direction for at least two or three miles before crashing head-on with the other vehicle that Chapman and the three others were in. 

There has been a GoFundMe page set up for Chapman. The page shed some light on the type of person Chapman was and what she contributed to society the short time she was here.

"At the tender age of 19 years old, JaeRene had already blessed the world with her angelic voice, being recognized across the globe for her melodic tones and impeccable talent at such a young age. Her bubbly and loving personality was infectious and drew people close to her wherever she went.," the page reads.

If you would like to donate to Chapman's GoFundMe, click here

WATCH: JaeRene appeared on Great Day Houston in 2019.


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