Woman accused of causing deadly southwestern Missouri wreck

2 months 4 hours 31 minutes ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:09:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A woman is accused in southwestern Missouri of drunkenly causing a fatal car crash in December.

KOLR-TV reports that Greene County prosecutors have charged Melissa Mahan with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities allege Mahan's blood-alcohol level was .295 percent — more than three times the state's legal threshold of intoxication — on Dec. 5 when her vehicle sideswiped a vehicle driven by Leslee Owrey of Fair Play.

Owrey's vehicle then left the road and overturned, ejecting Owrey. She died at a hospital.

Online court records don't show whether Mahan has an attorney.

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