Thu. Nov 30th, 2023
A Columbia man is charged with second degree murder for his part in a vehicle crash that left one man dead.
Justin Scott Trader faces other charges, as well, in connection with the death of 22-year-old Andrew Moss
Moss, of Hallsville, was electrocuted after crashing a vehicle into a power pole.
Court documents state that Trader, Moss, and a man identified as T.R, conspired to steal a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The idea was to keep the vehicle’s owner, only known as M.S, from appearing in court the next day.
Records show that Trader asked the men to drive the jeep into the Missouri River, but Moss wanted to damage the vehicle first by driving it into a power pole.
However, he was killed when he got out of the Jeep to check the damage and was electrocuted by downed power lines.