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Involuntary manslaughter charge after fatal crash

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Liberal, Missouri man is charged with first degree involuntary manslaughter after a fatal crash in February.  The Missouri Highway Patrol said 44-year-old Ryan O’Neal was going southbound in a pickup on Highway 43, two miles north of Joplin.  O’Neal crashed head-on into an SUV driven by 23-year-old Sevie Davison of Oronogo.  Davison was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.

In addition to the involuntary manslaughter charge, O’Neal faces a $50,000 cash bond once he’s arrested.  A Jasper County judge also ordered he can’t operate a motor vehicle on public roadways.

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