Faucett man charged in crash that killed one

A 23-year-old Faucett man faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for a crash on Belt Highway that killed a woman Friday.

Posted: Aug. 5, 2018 5:58 PM
Updated: Aug. 5, 2018 6:10 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A 23-year-old Faucett man faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for a crash on Belt Highway that killed a woman Friday.

The Buchanan County prosecutor's office has charged Bronson Cooper one count of second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the Aug. 3 wreck on South Belt Highway near 36 Highway.

St. Joseph police said a car exiting off Highway 36 was turning north on to the Belt when it was hit by Cooper's car. A 29-year-old woman died from her injuries she suffered in the accident. Her 8-year-old boy was taken by life flight to Children's Mercy Hospital with very serious injuries.

Names of the victims have not been released but St. Joseph Police said the 8-year-old boy suffered broken bones but was expected to make a full recovery. The driver also suffered serious injuries.

Prosecutors requested a $200,010 bond.

According to Buchanan County Jail's inmate records, Cooper's court date is set for Aug. 14. 

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