Texas teen Mason Nelson killed in crash by drunk driver: cops

A 14-year-old Texas boy was killed in a crash that cops say was attributable to a suspected drunk driver who has a prolonged rap sheet and was simply launched from jail on parole associated to his newest DWI conviction.

Mason Nelson was driving in a Jeep with three different teenagers and an grownup following a baseball apply in Galveston at 6 p.m. Friday when 28-year-old Keith Brazier’s white Toyota SUV slammed into the car.

The high-speed collision at Avenue O and forty first Road killed the Ball Excessive College freshman and critically injured two different passengers within the Jeep.

Brazier, who survived, was arrested on a cost of homicide and ordered jailed on $500,000 bond.

Galveston police stated they believe the 28-year-old ex-convict was ingesting and driving. A passenger driving in Brazier’s SUV was additionally injured.

In accordance with court docket information, Brazier had racked up three earlier DWI convictions in 2016, 2018 and 2021, reported Fox 26.

Mason Nelson
Mason Nelson was within the Jeep along with his mates after leaving baseball apply.
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Keith Brazier
Keith Brazier was arrested on a cost of homicide and ordered jailed on $500,000 bond.
Mason Nelson
The suspected drunk driver, who was just lately launched from jail on parole, collided with the Jeep.

Just some hours earlier than the lethal incident, he had been launched from jail on parole stemming from his newest conviction.

A vigil was held in Mason’s honor on Tuesday, when his household and mates spoke of the impression the teenager has had on their lives.

Mason’s pastor told KHOU11 that the boy was being raised by his father, who referred to his son as his “finest good friend.”

Mason Nelson
The opposite passengers driving with Mason had been critically injured.
Mason Nelson,
The 14-year-old was a freshman at Ball Excessive College.
Fb/Parker Nelson

“I’ve realized a lot about that child since Friday evening,” Reid Nelson, Mason’s grieving dad, instructed a crowd on the vigil, as ABC13 reported. “He was my finest good friend, however I had no thought simply how superior he was.”

The boy’s mates stated Mason was humorous, loved baseball and was captivated with his religion.

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