BENTON -- A Sikeston man is now facing a murder charge for his involvement in a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Mark Lee Jobe, 47, was originally charged on July 23 with first degree involuntary manslaughter and failure to obey a traffic control device.
An amended complaint filed Sept. 5 is now charging Jobe with the felony charge of an aggravated offender driving while intoxicated by drugs. Because of this the prosecutor was able to charge Jobe with second degree felony murder rather than the lesser manslaughter charge as a death resulted from the felony DWI.
The fatal accident Jobe was involved in occurred at 8:13 a.m. July 17 at the intersection of East Malone Avenue and Ingram Road.
Kimberly Maclin, 53, died July 19 from injuries sustained in the crash.
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Brian R. DeLisle stated in the probable cause statement that: "Upon the conclusion of the accident investigation I believe that Mr. Jobe was traveling well in excess of the posted speed limit. I also believed that Mr. Jobe disregarded the electric traffic signal which was displaying the red (stop) signal."
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