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O’Fallon Man Charged with Manslaughter in Death of 14-Year-Old

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Mitchell Wayne Morris, Jr., 37, of O’Fallon, was charged Monday with first degree manslaughter in the the death of a 14-year-old boy from Oxly, Missouri.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Morris was the only adult passenger in a 2000 Ford Expedition that was being driven by a 9-year-old boy on a country road north of Oxly, in southeast Missouri.

The SUV travelled off the roadway and overturned after striking an embankment. None of those in the vehicle were wearing safety devices, and all were ejected.

The 14-year-old, Damian A. Winters, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An arraignment is scheduled for Morris for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Donaphan, MO.

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