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A Sad Day for Anderson, Missouri

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Each day we are reminded of how precious life truly is. Last week Allison Paige Davis, 9, of Anderson, Missouri, died from injuries sustained after being struck by a motor vehicle. The vehicle being driven by Lonnie B. Brown collided with Allison as she crossed New Bethel Road.

At the scene, Trooper Grant Hendrix of the Missouri Highway Patrol detected an odor of intoxicants on Mr. Brown’s breath. During a preliminary investigation Brown admitted to having consumed two beers with dinner, at which time Trooper Hendrix administered a field sobriety test. During the field sobriety test Brown performed poorly and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and transported to the McDonald County Jail.

A breath test showed alcohol present and a blood test taken at the jail revealed Brown’s blood alcohol level to be 0.075, just under the 0.08 level considered intoxicated in Missouri. However, the blood alcohol test was conducted more than an hour after the accident was reported, possibly having a bearing on the results. Brown has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, a class C felony. A report of his prior driving history revealed two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated.

According to her obituary, Allison was born Nov. 17, 1998, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She recently completed the third grade at Anderson Elementary School where she enjoyed dancing, fixing her hair, reading, and drawing pictures.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Allison. For help with the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child, checkout http://www.geocities.com/tcf4states/.

Source: Ozark Funeral Homes