HOUSTON, Mo (ORN). – A man involved in a fatal wreck earlier this month has been charged.
Online court records indicate 26-year-old Tanner Beasley of Summersville was charged with DWI involving the death of a non-passenger, 2nd-degree assault, a misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving, and misdemeanor making a false report.
A Highway Patrol report regarding the accident states the accident happened around 6:14 am on Saturday, December 14 on Highway 137 north of Willow Springs, when Beasley’s southbound Jeep crossed the center line and into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by 30-year-old Jessica Messex of Willow Springs.
A passenger in Messex’s vehicle, 30-year-old Heath Wadkins of Mountain View, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A probable cause statement provided to Ozark Radio News states that following the wreck, Beasley denied being the driver of the vehicle and had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit at .180.
No court date has been set. Bond was set at $500,000.