Webb City Man To Stand Trial In Fatal Car Crash

Nancy Simpson

Webb City Man To Stand Trial In Fatal Car Crash

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Nov 14, 2013

WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been ordered to stand trial in a double-fatality car crash.
 
The Joplin Globe reports that a preliminary hearing was held Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court for 27-year-old Jonathan Snyder of Webb City. Afterward, a judge ruled there was enough evidence to try him on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and a single charge of second-degree assault.
 
Snyder is accused of driving drunk in June when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving while traveling too fast around a curve.
 
Twenty-five-year-old Christian Beasley, of Webb City, and 24-year-old Kristopher Hawkins, of Asbury, were thrown from the vehicle as it rolled three times. They died at the scene of the crash. A fourth occupant was injured.

 

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