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Court documents show driver charged with manslaughter ran red light

Bronson Cooper, 23, is charged with involuntary manslaughter for a crash that killed a 29-year-old woman and sent an 8-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 11:38 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Court documents show a driver charged in a deadly accident on the Belt Highway ran a red light.

Bronson Cooper, 23, is charged with involuntary manslaughter for a crash that killed a 29-year-old woman and sent an 8-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries.

The accident happened Friday on the South Belt Highway near 36 Highway.

According to court documents, a witness told police Cooper was speeding southbound on the Belt and drove through a red light at the 36 Highway intersection.

Police said Cooper's car collided with another vehicle trying to turn north onto the Belt from the 36 Highway exit ramp.

Court documents also allege that Cooper told officers at the scene that he had been speeding and did not see the light at the 36 Highway intersection.

Cooper is behind bars on a $200,000 bond.

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