Teen in Jail After Running from Deadly Wreck
OAK GROVE, Mo. — An Oak Grove teen is facing some serious charges after a weekend wreck. Investigators say he left his friends for dead.
Brian Beebe is 19-year-old. Saturday’s accident marks the third time he’s been arrested and charged in the last seven months. The latest arrest landed him in the Lafayette County Jail where he is being held.
Three friends were riding in a jeep when they came around a long winding dirt road and the driver lost control. The passengers, Christen Kantner and Cody Turner were seriously hurt. The driver, Brian Beebe ran.
Troopers say the jeep hit an embankment and flipped. Kantner and Turner were on the side that hit the ground first. Turner was airlifted to a hospital where he later died. Kantner had a serious head injury but was able to call 911 and stumble to a nearby home.
When police arrived, they started searching. One of the troopers saw a man waiting by a car.
“It was just parked there for no reason so the trooper checked on the occupant and proceeded to question them as to why they were there,”
Seconds later the driver offered and explanation.
“He indicated he was coming to pick up his grandson and from that point on it was easy to assume he was part of the accident,”
The grandson was Brian Beebe. Court records say the trooper noticed cuts and scratches and the smell of alcohol. The trooper said Beebe showed several signs of impairment and blew a .08 which is the legal limit for someone over 21 and Beebe is 19-years-old.
Besides the alleged intoxication, Beebe told troopers he thought the passengers in his jeep were dead and panicked.
The 19-year-old was charged with felony eluding in October, 2011. He was arrested by Sweet Springs Police. Then in April 2012, he was arrested in Camdenton County for having or trying to buy alcohol. He’s due in court on May 23 for the latest charges.