- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A woman is accused in southwestern Missouri of drunkenly causing a fatal car crash in December.

KOLR-TV (https://bit.ly/2qcGB3U ) reports that Greene County prosecutors have charged Melissa Mahan with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities allege Mahan’s blood-alcohol level was .295 percent - more than three times the state’s legal threshold of intoxication - on Dec. 5 when her vehicle sideswiped a vehicle driven by Leslee Owrey of Fair Play.

Owrey’s vehicle then left the road and overturned, ejecting Owrey. She died at a hospital.

Online court records don’t show whether Mahan has an attorney.

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Information from: KOLR-TV, https://www.kolr10.com


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