Thirty-two year old Noland Steucken of Loose Creek was driving a deck boat upstream Saturday July 3rd at about ten at night when his vessel hit the stern of a pontoon that was tied to another pontoon. 82 year old Norma Sandbothe of Vienna was sitting in the stern of the pontoon that was hit. She was killed by the impact.
The Missouri State Water Patrol arrested Steucken on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. The Cole County prosecutor filed the manslaughter charges against the Loose Creek man early this week.