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Kansas City man charged with manslaughter in deadly hit-and-run

Posted at 8:07 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 21:07:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 39-year-old man was charged Monday in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 77-year-old woman last week in Kansas City, Missouri.

Johnny L. Neeley, of Kansas City, Missouri, was charged in Jackson County with involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving while revoked or suspended.

According to court documents, Neeley was driving a Nissan Titan pickup truck on Tuesday in search of a contractor he had argued with shortly before the crash.

Neeley allegedly ran a red light at 1800 East Front Street and slammed into a Cadillac turning into the Isle of Capri Casino.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 65-year-old man, suffered serious injuries in the crash. His passenger in the vehicle, 77-year-old Emma Hayes of Kansas City, died of her injuries.

Neeley climbed out of his wrecked truck and went to his nearby home, according to court documents. After an hours-long standoff with police, he surrendered without incident.

Bond for Neeley was set at $75,000.