A Jefferson City man has been arrested for felony manslaughter and is accused of being intoxicated after a crash that killed a Holts Summit man in Maries County Tuesday night.

A Jefferson City man has been arrested for felony manslaughter and is accused of being intoxicated after a crash that killed a Holts Summit man in Maries County Tuesday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, David H. Connor, 79, of Holts Summit, was killed in the crash on U.S. Highway 63 in Vichy. The accident occurred around 8:15 p.m.
Keith A. Jones, 50, of Jefferson City, was arrested for manslaughter and numerous drug violations and traffic offenses.
According to the patrol, Jones was driving a 2002 Dodge Durango southbound on the highway when the vehicle crossed the centerline and traveled off onto the left shoulder, striking a northbound 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Connor that was stopped on the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the Dodge.
Connor was pronounced dead at the scene by Maries County Coroner David Martin at 10:53 p.m. He was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center,
Two women in Connor’s vehicle also were injured. Gladys M. Connor, 72, of Holts Summit, suffered serious injuries and was taken by an air ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
Holly J. Mackley, 27, of Miner Point, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.
Jones suffered serious injuries and also was taken by an air ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital.
Jones and Mackley were not wearing safety belts. David and Gladys Connor both were wearing their seat belts.
Both vehicles were totaled.
Jones has been arrested for felony manslaughter, felony second-degree assault, felony possession of methamphetamine, four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, failure to wear a seat belt, no insurance, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash and failure to register a motor vehicle.
This is the first fatal traffic crash that highway patrol reported in May in the Troop I area, which takes in Maries and five other counties in south central Missouri and the 10th for the region this year so far.
The Maries County Sheriff’s Department assisted the patrol at the crash scene.