The trial of Brandon Tylor Kern began Monday, Jan. 23 after over two years since the accident that permanently disabled one then 17 year-old girl, and killed a 19-year-old mother.

The prosecution and defense place blame for the accident on different people. The state claims Kern, who had a .245 blood alcohol concentration at the hospital after the incident, was the cause of the accident. This is based on survivor Noelle Saunders' testimony that Kern had moved into her lane, where she swerved to miss him. He allegedly then swerved back, causing the accident.