- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a man who pulled over to help after seeing her car crash on a northern Arkansas interstate.

David P. Moessner, 51, of Wildwood in eastern Missouri, was struck and killed by a different driver in the Feb. 28 incident. Moessner, a public relations manager at AT&T; in St. Louis, was driving with his wife to visit their daughter at the University of Arkansas.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1qbYCaF ) reported that Alexandra A. Adams, 23, of the eastern Missouri town of Washington, wrecked her SUV in an Interstate 540 construction zone near Springdale, Ark. Moessner was on the highway shoulder trying to help Adams and an injured passenger when he was hit by another car that had swerved to avoid halted traffic.

Prosecutors in Benton County in Arkansas also charged Adams with driving while intoxicated. Police say they found a box of Budweiser bottles in the car, including some that were empty, and could smell alcohol. A hospital breath test showed Adams‘ blood alcohol content was 0.24 percent, which is three times the legal limit in both Arkansas and Missouri.

Adams also faces charges of battery, driving on a revoked license and careless prohibited driving. Court records show she was on probation for a 2010 drunken driving crash in Missouri’s Franklin County.



Franklin County Prosecutor Bob Parks said Adams pleaded guilty in 2012 to three counts of vehicular assault for that crash, in which three passengers were injured. State troopers measured her blood alcohol content at 0.163 percent. She was sentenced to a four-month drug treatment program in prison and released on five years’ probation, which was revoked Wednesday.

Adams was being held in jail in Arkansas on a $75,000 bail.

Family members said Moessner previously worked as a sports information officer at Washington University in St. Louis and later in public relations for FleishmanHillard. His two sons and two daughters are all in college.

“Writing was his passion,” his brother Chris Moessner said, according to the Post-Dispatch. “He was just brilliant at finding the right words.”

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Midwest Music Conservatory in the eastern Missouri town of Clarkson Valley.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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