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Missouri man faces serious charges after fatal car accident

Fleeing to avoid answering questions or to avoid a potential arrest may not be in the best interest of anyone involved in a car accident. Police are currently searching for a man who has fled rather than face arrest for his alleged role in a Missouri highway car accident. The man is known to police but is not in custody.

The crash happened on a Saturday night when the 36-year-old man tried to make a left turn and turned into the path of another car. The two people in the car he hit suffered injuries while two people in his vehicle died. There was also a female in his car and she was seriously injured. The men killed were 56 and 46 years old.

The 36-year-old driver was transported to the hospital for his injuries. As police tried to arrest him at the hospital, he fled somehow. The police were attempting to arrest him on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police went to his residence to serve a warrant and he was not home at the time. He is being charged with manslaughter.

Since the man's identity is known to police, it may difficult to continue to evade arrest. However, regardless of the criminal charges or the outcome the bring in a Missouri criminal court, the families of the men killed and woman seriously injured in this car accident may be able to pursue civil action against the man. If they are successful, they may be entitled to damages that could help offset any financial strain the car accident may have caused.

Source:, "UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash Charged With Manslaughter," July 2, 2013

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