Driver suffers brain injury in fiery DWI crash

Posted at 9:54 AM, Dec 11, 2014

A man responsible for a fiery crash on Grand Island that left a driver with a traumatic brain injury faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced in March.

Andrew Mrzygut, 23, of Grand Island was seriously injured in the September 22 crash on Whitehaven Road when he was rear ended by Nicholas Fachko, 25, also of Grand Island, who was driving drunk.

Fachko pleaded guilty Thursday to first degree vehicular assault. He was speeding and had a BAC of .25 percent at the time of the crash.

Mrzygut suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as other physical injuries, and now requires 24-hour daily care.

Fachko will be sentenced March 26.