Grants Pass, Ore. — Aryen Chambers was one of five teenage passengers in 22-year old Breanna White’s car when it hit a tree in Grants Pass.
The crash resulted in 22 charges for white. Last week, she pleaded guilty to all of them. Sentencing began on Thursday at the Josephine County Courthouse.
It was a long day of court – hearing victim testimonies, and even seeing pictures of the crime scene and the victims. It was an emotional day, but it was all worth it for Aryen Chambers’ mother.
“I love and miss my daughter so much,” Terri Puckett said. Puckett is the mom of 15-year old Aryen Chambers.
She was the only one who didn’t survive.
“It’s constantly in my head. It’s constantly, I’m thinking of it. It’s a constant burden. Now that we’re finally at sentencing, I finally have closure,” Puckett said.
That closure includes trying to forgive White, because she knows that’s what her daughter would want.
“That’s the best I could do for her. She was such a happy kid that she wouldn’t even be mad at her, and that kills me,” Puckett said.
Puckett also had the opportunity to speak directly to White in court.
“The fact that you took her life from her, is awful and that you have no remorse for it is awful,” Puckett said in court.
Now she’s focusing on making sure no one has to feel the pain she feels.
“Nobody ever drinks and drives or drives under the influence. Or if that something’s happen that you call for a ride or a cab,” Puckett said.
Sentencing continues on Friday at 10:30 a.m.