- Associated Press - Saturday, January 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A 37-year-old Springfield woman was sentenced to eight years in prison for the death of another woman in a drunken driving crash.

Melissa Mahan was sentenced Friday in the December 2016 death of 54-year-old Leslee Owrey, of Fair Play.

She pleaded guilty in November to involuntary manslaughter.

KYTV reports investigators said Mahan was speeding when she hit the rear of Owrey’s vehicle just outside of Springfield. Owrey was thrown from her vehicle and died at a hospital.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Mahan’s blood alcohol content was .295 percent, far above the legal limit of .08 percent.



She also refused to perform sobriety tests at the scene.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com

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