A truck driver from Illinois who slammed into a car killing its two occupants in Miller County is out of custody today. 66-year-old Daniel Burch, who lived in Elizabeth Illinois at the time, faces two counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter stemming from the accident in early April of 2015. It’s alleged that Burch was driving a semi near the intersection of highway and business-54, near route-W in Lake Ozark, when he rear-ended a car causing a chain reaction pileup. Killed in the wreck were 50-year-old Robin Dinwiddie and her daughter, 27-year-old Kendra O’Leary, both from Eldon.
Burch was arrested the next day on suspicion of careless and imprudent driving and the possible manslaughter charges before disappearing from the lake area. He was put on the “most wanted” list in Miller County. Earlier this year, a tip led authorities in Sterling County, Illinois, to Burch who was arrested and extradited back to Miller County. According to Sheriff Louie Gregoire, Burch was released Tuesday after posting a $25-thousand bond and being set up on GPS monitoring.