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Morgan County man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed motorcyclist

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VERSAILLES, Mo. (KMIZ)

A man who was involved in a crash that killed a motorcycle rider in July has been charged with manslaughter.

Morgan County prosecutors charged A. Scott Wilson, 58, of Versailles on Friday with second-degree manslaughter, causing a crash by driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to yield to an oncoming vehicle. The latter two charges are misdemeanors.

A probable cause statement says Wilson was driving in the left lane of Highway 52 on July 3 when his Jeep collided with a Harley-Davidson driven by Jeffery Smith. A witness told investigators that Wilson's Jeep was in the left lane preparing to turn left and swerved back and forth before the crash, according to the statement. A witness said Wilson was upset about damage to his Jeep because it wasn't paid off, according to the document.

Smith, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Wilson was in custody Monday.

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Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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