Driver in deadly crash allegedly under the influence of alcohol, charged with involuntary manslaughter

The driver involved in a fatal crash in St. Joseph has been charged after police suspect alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 10:07 AM
Updated: Oct 7, 2019 3:05 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The driver involved in a fatal crash in St. Joseph has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after police suspect alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

The Buchanan County Prosecutor's Office has charged 42-year-old Jeremy W. Livingston with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. Livingston is believed to have been driving the vehicle when it crashed into a tree near the intersection of 6th Ave. and Lovers Lane on September 23. Danielle M. Grable, 36, was killed in the crash.

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Court documents allege Livingston was driving south on Lovers Lane from 22nd Street at a high rate of speed in a 1988 Ford Mustang while under the influence of alcohol. Livingston was passing cars on the left side of the road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.

The crash caused the passenger, Grable, to be partly ejected from the vehicle. She was killed during the crash.

The probable cause statement goes on to say that Livingston has a criminal history including a previous DWI and other driving infractions.

Livingston is expected to be in court on Tuesday for arraignment.

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