Driver Faces Judge for Killing Woman During Car Crash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man appeared in Jackson County court Thursday morning to face the involuntary manslaughter charge against him for a deadly car crash Tuesday in Blue Springs that killed a 33-year-old woman.

Jeffrey Jackson, 51, faces charges of Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree.

According to court records, Jackson was driving more than 100 mph on Interstate 70 at about three p.m. Tuesday, when he exited at Woods Chapel Road and lost control of the vehicle. His car struck three others, killing Ashlie Limbaugh who was a passenger in one of the cars. Jackson’s blood tested positive for marijuana and other drugs.

A woman riding with Jackson that night told police she yelled at him to stop driving so fast and recklessly, but he told her he was not afraid to die. When they struck the other vehicles and then came to a stop, Deborah Williams says Jackson immediately got out of the car and started rummaging through the trunk, then walked away from the scene. Witnesses stopped him and detained him until police arrived.

Jackson County prosecutors recommended a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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