Man arrested for DWI, manslaughter in car-crash death of Potosi - KMOV.com

Man arrested for DWI, manslaughter in car-crash death of Potosi man

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POTOSI (KMOV.com) -

One man was arrested on DWI and manslaughter charges for the death of a 38-year-old Potosi man.

Police said Robert Phares, 41, of Potosi was arrested Friday evening following a two-car crash in Washington County Friday afternoon.

Aaron Kurtz, 38, of Potosi was killed in the crash.

The accident happened at 4:11 p.m. Friday on Highway 185 at Pleasant Hill Rd.

Police said Phares was traveling northbound on the highway when his vehicle crossed over the roadway into the southbound lanes.

Phares' vehicle struck the front right corner of Kurtz's oncoming vehicle that was traveling in the southbound lanes of the highway.

Kurtz was pronounced dead on the scene.

Phares was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police said he had minor injuries.

Police said both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol's arrest report, Phares was released from the Washington County Jail.

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