Woman charged in firefighter's traffic death

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 5:40 PM

 UNION, Mo. (AP) -- A 39-year-old Franklin County woman faces a felony manslaughter charge in what police are calling the alcohol-related traffic death of an off-duty Eureka firefighter.

 
   The Washington Missourian (bit.ly/1pOmjG1 ) reports that Jael Clem of Pacific was arrested Monday on felony charges of involuntary vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and armed criminal action as well a misdemeanor child-welfare violation. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Clem on those charges in late May.
 
   Police say Clem was drunk when her car collided near Robertsvillie with a vehicle driven by 49-year-old Gregory Light, who died at the scene.
 
   Clem was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond. Her defense attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 

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