UPDATE: Man booked in jail for Harrisburg teacher's death

4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Wednesday, October 04 2017 Oct 4, 2017 Wednesday, October 04, 2017 2:51:00 PM CDT October 04, 2017 in News
By: Monica Madden, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A man is now booked in the Boone County Jail Wednesday after a car crash that killed Harrisburg teacher and coach Brian Simpson.

Brandon Brill, 26, was charged with felonious murder in the second-degree on Monday afternoon. He is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond and his court date is for Oct. 5, 2017. 

KOMU reported Monday that Brill's truck was driving on the wrong side off the road when it collided with a school bus carrying four students. Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene. Brill and the students on-board the bus were transported to University Hospital in Columbia with minor to serious injuries.

Simpson's funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

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