GALVESTON, Texas — A man arrested in a Galveston crash on Friday that killed a teen and critically injured two other people had just been let out on parole for his third driving while intoxicated conviction, according to court records.
Galveston police believe alcohol may have been a factor in Friday's crash.
The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Avenue O and 41st Street, which is near Ball High School.
Witnesses told police that a white Toyota SUV was speeding westbound on Avenue O when it hit a Jeep going north on 41st Street. Police said first responders had to perform life-saving efforts on multiple passengers of both vehicles.
Mason Nelson, a 14-year-old passenger in the Jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people are in critical condition at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Five people total were in the Jeep at the time of the crash.
There was another passenger in the Toyota at the time of the crash. That passenger was also taken to the hospital and police said they are currently stable.
Police say 28-year-old Keith Brazier has been arrested and will be charged with murder.
Court records show that Brazier has been convicted on three separate DWI charges, the most recent on December 27, 2021.
Brazier's bond has been set at $500,000.