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Accused drunk driver injures 16-year-old girl, causing death of unborn baby after crashing into car on Missouri 350 at Raytown Road in Jackson County
According to court documents, Raytown police responded shortly after 3 a.m. to a reported hit and run on the highway, where an 18-year-old man with a broken-down car told officers a dark colored Dodge truck, traveling at high speed, rear-ended his car and drove away.
The crash injured the man’s 16-year-old girlfriend, who was sitting in the disabled car and was 33 weeks pregnant, according to court documents.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged Jonathan Marquardt of Lee's Summit with two felony counts of driving while intoxicated, causing injury and death. He's also charged with leaving an accident scene.