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.