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Suspect enters not guilty plea in deadly motorcycle crash

Susan Hanel
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Susan Hanel


A suspect pleaded not guilty in a deadly Columbia crash.

Police say 72-year-old Susan Hanel was driving impaired on Providence Road on Nov. 30 when she turned in front of Skylar Maddox, causing him to crash into her vehicle while on his motorcycle. Maddox was thrown from his motorcycle and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Hanel is charged with driving while intoxicated causing a death, involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash and armed criminal action.

A status hearing is set for next Monday.

Hanel is being held in Boone County Jail custody without bond.

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