Man charged with manslaughter in weekend crash

Man charged with manslaughter in weekend crash
By: Heartland News

STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. - Police charged a man in a weekend crash that killed two people in Stoddard County.
Jason Merrill, 21, faces manslaughter charges. Those charges say Merrill was intoxicated while operating his vehicle.
Police said he was driving Saturday on Route J when he crossed the center line and hit a motorcycle head on.
Peter and Susan Aubuchon were on the motorcycle. Both died at the scene.
Officers arrested Merrill Tuesday on a probation violation. They said he is charged as a prior and persistent offender which means if convicted he'll spend 10 to 30 years in prison.