Driver Faces Manslaughter Counts

9 years 11 months 3 weeks ago December 15, 2006 Dec 15, 2006 Friday, December 15 2006 Friday, December 15, 2006 8:55:19 PM CST in News
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HARTVILLE - A southwest Missouri teenager is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in an Aug. 14 crash that killed three classmates. Eighteen-year-old Britta McGowan of Mountain Grove is accused of driving 90 mph before her car skidded into an oncoming vehicle on a Wright County road. McGowan also faces two second-degree assault counts related to injuries suffered by two other people. The crash killed 16-year-old Debbie Akers and 14-year-old David Allred, both of Mountain Grove, and 16-year-old Casey Morris of Hartville. Conviction on the charges carries maximum prison time of 28 years and a fine of up to $25,000.

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