June 28, 2022 10:40 am


magnolia man twice the legal alcohol limit when crash killed two of his friends

Brian Drew Goetz, 20, of 41703 N. Mill in Magnolia has been arrested by DPS and booked into the Montgomery County jail on two charges of Intoxication Manslaughter with a Vehicle.

Goetz was the driver of the truck that was northbound on Nichols-Sawmill Road on Friday, October 26, 2012 that left the roadway crashing through a fence. When EMS arrived on the scene they found Tori Tabor, 19, of Magnolia being given CPR by bystanders but was pronounced dead on the scene.

Audrey Trent, 20, also of Magnolia was seatbelted in the front center seat and suffered severe trauma,. She was transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight.

Kevin Hansen, 20, of Magnolia was sitting in the right front passenger seat. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected almost twenty feet into the woods. Pieces of his clothing hung in the tree almost fifteen feet off the ground. MCHD transported him to Tomball Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Goetz, who was sitting in the ditch near the vehicle was transported by Northwest EMS to Houston NW Medical Center in stable condition.

DPS Sgt. Schneider traveled to Houston Northwest Medical Center to interview Brian Goetz   Once there he observed Goetz had a strong odor of alcohol on him and his eyes were bloodshot. He admitted to Sgt. Schneider that he had been drinking.

A mandatory blood draw was done which resulted in a blood alcohol level of .184. Texas law considers .08 as being intoxicated.Goetz was more than twice that amount.

A bond of $50,000 for each of the two Intoxicated Manslaughter charges has been set.  The case has been set in Judge Edwards 9th District Court which Kelly Case with take over in January.

At the scene Troopers recovered an open “Coors Lite” cardboard container along with several empty beer cans of the same brand. Troopers also found a cardboard container used for packaging wine coolers near the front bumper of the vehicle.