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Brandsville man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

Monday, August 29, 2011

Felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident have been filed against a Brandsville man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Ozark County, according to Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Jeff Lundry, 42, of Brandsville was charged in Howell County Aug. 22 with leaving the scene of an accident that killed David Littrell, 58, of Norwood on Aug. 20. His bond has been set at $50,000.

Littrell died after a homemade pickup bed trailer pulled by a northbound red, late-model GMC truck allegedly driven by Lundry came loose and hit Littrell's 2004 Jeep head-on about 15 miles east of Gainesville on Route PP.

Jeff Lundry Photo/myspace.com
Passenger Nancy Littrell, 57, was critically injured in the crash and taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Lundry's passengers, nephew David Lapekes, who was in the bed of the pickup, and wife Shelly Lundry, in the front seat, told authorities Jeff Lundry drove home after the crash.

Previous violations

In 2010, Lundry received a suspended sentence of two years of unsupervised probation for resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention or stop in Howell County. In 2007, Lundry was sentenced to six months' unsupervised probation and 10 days in jail following a Willow Springs Police Department arrest for assault.

Lundry was fined in 2001 for operating a vehicle with an unsafe frame, suspension, axle, wheel or steering system following a stop by the patrol in Poplar Bluff.

Lundry also was cited twice in the past 10 years for seatbelt violations, according to online court records.

A court date for Lundry has not yet been set.

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