Drunken driving can have lifelong consequences. Not just for the driver, who can face loss of license and many other charges. The consequences stretch to others that can be affected by those who make the decision to drive after drinking.
Erica Nelson received the call that no one wants to get. The call came in the early morning hours of February 20th, 2016. Though her cell phone caller ID said that it was her husband, it was not. It was a L.A. County coroner’s investigator.
Erica then learned that her husband of 16 years had been killed while driving on the eastbound 134 Freeway. He had been struck by an allegedly drunken driver.
Eduardo Macias, 24, was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk. Chris Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chris Nelson was an active father and husband who was very involved in his children’s lives. He leaves behind four children, ranging in age from 16 years to 18 months. His wife and their children are receiving help from family, friends, and their church.
Nelson worked for a beverage distribution company. Even though his job was not the traditional 9-to-5 hours, he often took his daughters to softball practice and showed up to their games. Nelson was an avid Dodgers and USC fan as well. He played baseball from his youth through college. He always wore the number 21.
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