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UPDATE: Man involved in fatal crash charged with manslaughter

Benny Johnson (Source: Dunklin Co. Sheriff's Office) Benny Johnson (Source: Dunklin Co. Sheriff's Office)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) -

A Tennessee man involved in a fatal crash Tuesday night in Dunklin County has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 55-year-old Benny Johnson of Milan, TN on suspicion of felony DWI causing the death of two or more people.

Investigators say Johnson was northbound on Route MM, two miles south of the Stoddard County line, when his 2010 GMC Sierra struck two vehicles parked on the shoulder.

The crash killed 32-year-old Tiffani D. Santana, 10-year-old Phoenix S. Santana, and 2-year-old Jack Venneman, all of Butler, MO.

n Thursday, the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Johnson with three counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, one count of leaving the scene of an accident with physical injury, and one count of DWI-habitual offender. 

He is being held without bond at the Dunklin County Jail.

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