Sunday evening the Missouri Highway Department responded to a car accident in Morgan County, on Route W, North of Indian Creek Lane, that ejected the driver and passenger. The driver, 55 year old Byron Beard of Brumley failed to negotiate a curve. He ran off the road, the car overturned and ejected Byron and the passenger, identified as 47 year old Jilane Beard, also from Brumley. Both the Driver and passenger were transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.
Byron Beard was charged with careless and imprudent driving, resulting in an accident, Felony assault – second degree – vehicular intoxication.