DPS: Driver in Deadly Magnolia Crash Was Drunk

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Intoxicated manslaughter charges have been filed against a 20 year old Magnolia driver who crashed his pickup, killing two people.

DPS Troopers say on October 26th, Brian Goetz was driving at more than twice the legal blood alcohol content limit and at high speed when he lost control of his truck, flipping the vehicle.

Three people were ejected, and two passengers died.

DPS officers say the accident happened around 10:30pm on October 26,on Nichols Sawmill Road in front of the Country Woods Subdivision.

First responders from the Magnolia Fire Department arrived at the scene within four minutes to find three victims, but later found a fourth almost twelve feet into the woods.

Troopers say clothing from one of the victims was found almost twelve feet off of the ground in nearby trees.

Tabor Tory, 19, of Magnolia was being given CPR by bystanders when MCHD arrived. Crews called for Life Flight and continued to work on Tory until it was determined the CPR to be beyond life saving measures. Tory was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation shows Tory had been an unseatbelted rear seat passenger.

Audrey Trent, 19, of Magnolia was sitting in the center front seat and was seatbelted in. She was flown by Life Flight in stable condition.

Kevin Hanson, 20, of Magnolia, was sitting in the right front seat. Investigators say he was also not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Hanson was transported to Tomball Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Troopers say a mandatory blood draw was performed on Goetz which resulted in a blood alcohol level of .184. Texas law considers .08 as being intoxicated.

Goetz's bond has been set at $100,000.


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