Callaway County woman involved in fatal crash faces murder charge

3 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Thursday, March 26 2015 Mar 26, 2015 Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:12:00 PM CDT March 26, 2015 in News
By: Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Mokane woman is due to appear in Callaway County court Friday for a fatal car crash from August 2014. Prosecutors charged 53-year-old Lori Conner late Wednesday with murder and two counts of assault in connection with the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Conner was driving south on the northbound side of Route CC in Callaway County when Conner's vehicle collided with another car driven by Justin McDonald, 27, of Mokane. McDonald had a passenger in the car, 27-year-old Chad Fleischmann of New Bloomfield. Fleischmann was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Following the accident, Conner was life-flighted to University Hospital in serious condition. According to the MSHP, none of the three individuals involved were wearing seatbelts. 

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