An Elsberry man faces charges in a traffic accident that killed one passenger and injured another.
Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremiah Hampshire is accused of felony involuntary manslaughter and assault.
The crash was reported at 6:25 p.m. April 16th on Route E in extreme southeastern Pike County. Twenty-three-year old Jacob Roper of Foley died and 27-year-old Kayla Risby of Elsberry was injured.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Hampshire was driving a car that ran off a curve and hit several trees. According to a probable cause statement, Hampshire allegedly admitted to authorities that he had been drinking two hours before the accident.
A court date had not been set as of Thursday.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.