Charges have been filed after a crash at the Belt Highway and 36 Highway Friday morning killed one person.
According to online court documents, 22-year-old Bronson Z. Cooper of Faucett is charged with felony second degree involuntary manslaughter.
As previously reported, St. Joseph police say two cars were involved in the crash. According to a probable cause statement, shortly after 11 a.m., Cooper was driving a Pontiac G6 south on the Belt Highway well above the posted speed limit and drove through a red light at the eastbound 36 Highway intersection. A Chevrolet Impala was attempting to turn north onto the Belt from 36 Highway and was hit on the driver’s side by Cooper’s vehicle.
The Impala was driven by a 29-year-old woman who was transported to the hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. An 8-year-old passenger in the Impala was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Cooper is being held on $200,010 bond. An arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.