Man sentenced for drunken driving crash in Strongsville that killed father, family friend


Brian Keith Naylor (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office)

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– A man, who was intoxicated when he lost control of a car and killed two people in Strongsville, was sentenced on Friday.

Brian Keith Naylor, 55, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and driving under the influence. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams sentenced him to six and a half years in prison. His driver’s license was permanently suspended.

Naylor’s father, Delmar Naylor, was working on a modified Ford Pinto with his friend, Thomas Beaune, on Aug. 13, 2015 at his Strongsville home.

Prosecutors said Brian Naylor drove to the end of the driveway and spun the tires. That’s when he lost control of the car. The Pinto was going at high speeds when it hit Delmar Naylor and Beaune.

“While drinking, Brian Naylor got into a car that had been modified for drag racing and attempted to spin the tires with two innocent people in front of the car. The tragic outcome was all too predictable,” assistant prosecuting attorney Jeffrey Schnatter, in a news release on Friday.

Beaune, 61, died two days later. Two month after the crash, Delmar Naylor, 77, also died from his injuries.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Brian Naylor’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit, resulting in his sixth DUI.

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