Toddlers Injured in Fatal Accident Recovering in Lubbock Hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two toddlers injured in a deadly wreck early Tuesday morning are recovering in a Lubbock hospital.

NewsWest 9 has learned one of the toddlers is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition.

21-year-old Jenna Vela and her passenger 22-year-old Perry Jeffery were killed when a driver going the wrong way smashed into them.

Both toddlers were in the back seat of Vela's Ford Taurus.

Police arrested Joel Tavarez.

They believe he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.