Cory Putnam of Holliday was charged last week with several felonies in connection to Feb. 22 auto crash that killed one man and seriously injured four people.
Cory Putnam of Holliday was charged last week with several felonies in connection to Feb. 22 auto crash that killed one man and seriously injured four people — including Putnam. He was arrested and released on a $75,000 bond.
The crash took place on State Highway 151, south of Monroe Road 1006, just outside of Madison.
A Missouri Highway Patrol reports states that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Putnam was charged by Jules DeCoster, the prosecuting attorney in Lewis County, who was appointed special prosecutor for the case, with: DWI - death of another; four counts of assault in the second degree; three counts of DWI - serious physical injury; failure to drive on right half of roadway, resulting in an accident; operating a motor vehicle in careless and imprudent manner; and DWI.
The Highway Patrol reported three other people and Putnam had serious injuries. The Patrol reported that no one was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The case has been assigned to Judge John J. Jackson. A July 10 preliminary hearing was cancelled last week, and no new hearing date had been set by press time.