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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Rolla man

  • A Webster Groves man whose crashed car led to the death of a trucker from Rolla in 2012 pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
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  • A Webster Groves man whose crashed car led to the death of a trucker from Rolla in 2012 pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
    Matthew P. Snyders, 46, admitted in a St. Louis County court that he had been at more than twice the legal alcohol limit to drive when he crashed his car Sept. 27, 2012, on Interstate 44 in Eureka, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
    Joshua Wayne Sanders, 34, of Rolla, was killed in the crash that happened around 5 a.m. on the westbound interstate lanes near Six Flags. The patrol report stated Sanders was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
    According to the patrol, Snyders' car crashed into a center barrier and stopped in the middle of the interstate driving lanes. Sanders was driving a 2008 Sterling Conventional truck, which struck the rear of Snyders’ car, causing Sanders’ truck to overturn.
    Snyders’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11. Snyders could faces five to 15 years in prison for the Class B felony.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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