Don’t take life for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff. In our daily lives it is so easy to get upset or stressed out over something as basic as a delivery being late. Think about your worst day.. Now what if that was your last day? It wouldn’t seem so bad. That burnt burger and crappy service at the restaurant, the fact you broke your phone.. That all seems so laughable when you realize we don’t have that much time here on earth.
Jake Jennings and Josh Hensley along with Brittany Branch were driving down I-40 outside of Knoxville, TN. Something happened to one of their cars so they pulled over on the side of the high way. Shortly after a car ran into them and took Josh & Jake’s lives. Brittany was sent to the hospital.
I, personally, met Jake through Import Alliance — he had his head on straight for some one his age. He was more mature at 20 years old than I was. He was a nice young man who had a lot going for him. A lot of friends that care about him as well as a great girlfriend and family.
In the car scene people like to complain about the bad things. The scammers, the thieves, the elitists, and the junk. But there are many good people I’ve met in the car scene. Jake Jennings was one of them. I’m sure Josh was one of them too.
Rest in peace Jake and Josh. Everyone else be safe out there and keep life in perspective.
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If you wish to donate to the GoFundMe Account in support of Jake, Josh and Brittany here is a link: GoFundMe Link
My condolences to the families of Jake and Josh and I wish Brittany a speedy recovery. This is so terribly sad and tragic. :'(
I truly appreciate what you guys are going for with a sign of respect. But Josh’s name is STILL wrong. It is HENSLEY not Henson. And the story to what happened is slightly inaccurate and the grammar is terrible. Out of respect for the families, friends, and community, you may want to consider revising it properly. Do not get mad that we are pointing out flaws for the story please.
THANK YOU DAVID.
I must say. I never meet any of them. But the saport is outstanding. The vw community is a strong group. Im sorry for all the family’s.
Thanks for posting this about this, This is Josh’s girlfriend, and his last name is HENSLEY. Please at least get his name right. It hurts me to see someone write a story about these two amazing men, then they butcher the whole story, Please get his name, and the story right before you post that.
I thought it was fixed and It got screwed up. It’s fixed now. Sorry!
He truly was mature for his age. Jake was a very intelligent young man. I taught him the basics on cars at a very early age. I have pictures of him putting lugnuts on a car at the age of 3. He picked up on things really fast. Most of the stuff he learned about these “tuner” cars he learned on his own….whether it be from the internet or going to meets and just “BS ing” with the other car builders. It didn’t matter to him what kind of car it was. He would tear into it. Trans Am, BMW, VW, Nissan. Honda….you name it…he would figure it out. He was the “wire tuck” king. He could clean up an engine bay like nobody’s business. All the kids came from all around to get him to help them “drop” their rides or clean up their engine bays. I will miss him very much. He was my only son.
I am Jake’s mother. Thank you for the kind words about my son. He was my life, my heart, and my best friend. I will never get over losing him