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Nov. 29, 2011HOPKINS, MO | By: Wayman
The Hopkins man charged in the traffic death of 3 people appears in court this morning.
Investigators say Scott Woods was driving the pickup in late October near Hopkins that overturned, ejecting 7 people and then catching on fire. Two Hopkins men and a Lake View Iowa woman thrown from the truck died. 3 other passengers were injured. Woods faces multiple felonies, including involuntary manslaughter and several counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in injury. Today in court he and his attorney waived his preliminary hearing. His next court appearance is set for late December.