- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - A Tennessee man is jailed without bond after being accused in southeastern Missouri of drunkenly causing a traffic crash that killed three people.

KFVS-TV (https://bit.ly/2uRVasq ) reports 55-year-old Benny L. Johnson of Milan, Tennessee, is charged in Dunklin County with three Involuntary manslaughter counts, as well as single felony counts of driving while intoxicated as a habitual offender and of leaving an accident scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that late Tuesday - Independence Day - Johnson’s pickup truck when it hit a car parked along a road, sending debris into a nearby van.

The patrol says 32-year-old Tiffani Santana and 2-year-old Jack Venneman died at the scene. An occupant of the van, 10-year-old Phoenix Santana, also was killed.

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


Information from: KFVS-TV, https://www.kfvs12.com

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