Texas Man Receives 50-Year Sentence for Fatal DUI Crash

On Monday, December 19th, a man who was responsible for the death of two teenagers in a drunk-driving accident in Galveston was handed a 50-year prison sentence. KTRK reports that the tragic incident, which occurred on September 2, 2022, claimed the lives of two 14-year-olds, Mason Nelson and Sam Mixon.

Keith Aaron Brazier, the man responsible for the accident, was slapped with two murder charges and an intoxicated assault charge for the horrific accident. Reports from KHOU 11 indicate that he will be eligible for parole after 25 years.

Brazier had been released on parole just seven and a half hours before the accident, following prior drunk driving convictions. It’s reported that he went to bars in Galveston to celebrate his release.

The fatal collision occurred near Ball High School, following a volleyball game which the teens had attended. Brazier crashed into the Jeep carrying the teenagers, with a blood alcohol level of .217, over twice the legal limit. Hannah Jackson, another teenager present in the Jeep, survived a severe brain injury. Luckily, two other individuals in the Jeep escaped injury.

Reflecting on the court proceedings, Mason Nelson’s father, Reid Nelson, told KHOU 11 that the sentencing signifies “the closing of a chapter”. He expressed that it would mean one less concern for the families, particularly during the holiday period.

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