Man Arrested on Suspicion of Involuntary Manslaughter by Driving While Intoxicated in Fatal Crash.

In Pulaski County, troopers arrested Scott Schwegman on multiple violations including involuntary manslaughter by an intoxicated person, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On October 16, 2013 at approximately 11:15 p. m., Scott Schwegman, age 23 of Springfield, Missouri was operating a 1999 Chrysler Town and Country. Steven Raby, age 33 of Fair Grove, Missouri was operating a 2004 Ford Ranger.

At that said date and time, Scott Schwegman was traveling westbound on I44 when he rear-ended Steven Raby’s vehicle causing it to strike a culvert and ejected Steven from his vehicle. Scott’s vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest.

Steven Raby was transported to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and pronounced dead by Dr. ULU at 12:42 a. m. Scott Schwegman was reported not injured.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Scott Schwegman nor Steven Raby was wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Steven’s 2004 Ford Ranger received total damages and towed by Jack’s Wrecker. Scott’s 1999 Chrysler Town and Country received moderate damages and was towed by Rothmunds Towing.

Scott is currently at Pulaski County Jail on a 24 hour hold and has not yet been charged with a crime as of now.

The fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop I. This is Troop I’s 18th fatality for 2013.

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