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Aug. 3, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Holley

Ravenwood man charged with involuntary manslaughter

The Nodaway County Grand Jury has charged an area farmer with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree in connection with a fatal accident in April.

The accident occurred April 24 around 5:40 a.m. on State Highway 46 about one mile south of Parnell. Virginia Burns, of Parnell, was traveling south when her vehicle struck a farm implement driven by 71-year-old Marlin F. Meyer, of Ravenwood.

According to Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice, his office immediately started an investigation with assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Nodaway County Sheriff's Office. Rice recently submitted the results of the investigation to the Nodaway County Grand Jury for its consideration.

Rice says Meyer was arrested last night. Judge Roger Prokes set bond for Meyer at $10,000. Meyer posted bond and is scheduled for arraignment September 11. He faces three to ten years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.