The car driver, Gregory Wilson Allen, was consequently charged with vehicular homicide. Meanwhile, Jenifer’s family were, naturally, overcome with grief. And although Strait attended the CMAs later the same year to pick up another Male Vocalist of the Year award – which he dedicated to Jenifer – he then almost entirely cut off contact with the media.
Strait did, however, channel some of his grief into something else: the Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation. Every year the foundation donates money to children’s shelters and charities in the San Antonio, Texas, area, with the aim of helping youngsters who are homeless, parentless or abused. To this day, in fact, Strait puts proceeds towards it.