One person died early Monday in a crash north of Cabool, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Ian D. Smart, 20, of Willow Springs, was a passenger in a westbound 1995 Jeep Cherokee that ran off the right side of Highway U and overturned just after midnight, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater. The driver was Shelman R. Coen, 18, of Cabool.
Coen is charged with felony DWI – death of another, felony first-degree involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor, failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. Bond is set at $500,000.
Coen was transported with minor injuries to Texas County Memorial Hospital before taken to the Texas County Jail.
The vehicle was totaled. Smart was not wearing a seat belt. It couldn’t be determined on Coen.
Four highway troopers were on the scene.