Source: A 28-year-old man faces manslaughter charges after police say he struck and killed a bicyclist with his pickup truck. The crash happened at 9:35 p.m. on Route M, two miles south of Poplar Bluff. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30-year-old Joseph W. Wright of Poplar bluff was riding his bike in the road when he was struck from behind by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Mitchell D. McDaniel, also of Poplar Bluff. Wright was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. McDaniel was charged with involuntary manslaughter and placed on a 24-hour hold at Butler County Jail.
Crash time: between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Land use: Rural
Road type: Rural Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Road
Collision type: Rear-end
Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Failure to Yield
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://southeastmo.kait8.com/news/crime/83031-bicyclist-killed-crash-driver-charged
Legal StatusLegal status: Felony
Against: Against Driver
Civil Suit filed?:
In favor of:
Type of Charge: involuntary manslaughter