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Driver pleads not guilty in deadly crash outside school

November 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man pleaded not guilty plea in a crash that killed a 10-year-old outside an elementary school.

Police say Lonnie Yeager had a seizure when he hit and killed Riddick Tudor in September 2017 outside Campbell Elementary School. Four other people were injured.

KYTV reports Yeager didn’t have a valid Missouri driver’s license at the time of the crash. He faces misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle without a license and two counts of lying on a state form when applying for a license.

Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson says he didn’t file a manslaughter charge because there was no evidence Yeager had been driving after recent seizures.

Yeager is scheduled to return to court in December.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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