Man charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatal wreck on I-44

By Land Line staff | 12/20/2012

A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a September fatal crash involving a truck driver.

The trucker was killed trying to avoid hitting the suspect’s stalled car in the middle of Interstate 44 in Eureka, MO, in September.

According to court documents, Matthew P. Snyders, 44, of St. Louis, was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Friday, Dec. 14, in the death of truck driver Joshua Sanders, 34, of Rolla, MO.

Sanders, who drove for Con-Way Truckload of Joplin, MO, was killed around 5 a.m. on Sept. 27 while trying to avoid hitting Snyders’ stalled car, which had hit a guard rail and was stopped in the westbound lane on I-44.

Court documents allege that Snyders’ blood-alcohol content level was “0.18 percent or more” at the time of the fatal crash, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 in Missouri.