Car accidents can happen at any time for a variety of different reasons. In some instances, the risk can be greater on holidays, where there is the potential of more traffic and pedestrians in the area. Unfortunately, police in Missouri have recently made an arrest in connection to a fatal incident; the man arrested faces multiple charges, including DWI.
The incident is believed to have occurred just before 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Police believe that a 55-year-old man driving a pickup truck struck a parked sedan and two pedestrians standing next to it. Unfortunately, the pedestrians, a 32-year-old woman and a 2-year-old male, passed away.
Reports indicate that debris from the collision struck a van parked nearby. A teenager in the van reportedly passed away as a result. The driver, now accused of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and involuntary manslaughter, was arrested the next day.
It is unclear at this time what led police to the defendant or what evidence supports accusations of his involvement in the accident. As in all criminal cases, Missouri prosecutors must have sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. To help ensure that he is fully prepared to respond to the DWI and other charges he is facing, he may choose to seek guidance from a criminal defense attorney with experience with such cases. Such a professional can help him understand the evidence against him and decide the best way to respond to the charges he is facing.
Source: kfvs12.com, "Man charged with manslaughter, DWI in Dunklin Co. crash that killed 3", Amber Ruch, July 7, 2017