Man charged with manslaughter in alleged drunk-driving wreck
FLORISSANT (AP) — A St. Louis County man is now charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the Thanksgiving night accident that killed a 6-year-old girl.
Six-year-old Dezirae Thayer was in a relative's car that stalled on a Florissant road Thursday night and was struck from behind. The child died Friday.
Police say 31-year-old Daniel Meade of Florissant was intoxicated when his car caused the fatal accident. He was originally charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree assault. Prosecutors upgraded the assault charge to manslaughter on Monday.
Meade is jailed on $150,000 bond and does not have a listed attorney.