9-year-old wrecks, killing 14-year-old; adult charged

3 years 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, September 08 2015 Sep 8, 2015 Tuesday, September 08, 2015 4:14:41 PM CDT September 08, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

OXLY (AP) - A Missouri man is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly allowing a 9-year-old to drive a car that crashed, killing a 14-year-old passenger.

KFVS-TV reports that charges were filed Tuesday against 37-year-old Mitchell Morris of O'Fallon, Missouri.

The accident happened Sunday near the southeast Missouri town of Oxly. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 9-year-old was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition when it hit an embankment and overturned.

A passenger, 14-year-old Damian Winters of Oxly, was pronounced dead at the scene. Morris was treated at a hospital for moderate injuries. The 9-year-old had no significant injuries.

The patrol did not say if Morris and the boys were related. Morris does not have a listed attorney.

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