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Man from Joplin charged with first-degree manslaughter
Charges connected with 2021 fatal crash
Anthony Hendricks of Joplin is in custody in Ottawa, County, Okla. on three counts of first-degree manslaughter.
The charges spring from a 2021 single-vehicle accident that killed one adult and two children.
Hendricks was driving the vehicle.
29-year-old Terry Wilkins, 7-year-old Eden Melton and 5-year-old Raylan Brown of Joplin died in the accident.
Court documents say, Hendricks caused the death of three people while under the influence of marijuana and while driving at a speed greater than is “reasonable, prudent and proper.”
Those documents indicate that the crime is punishable by not less than 4 years in prison.