Hartsburg man killed in car crash

Monday, August 22, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:27 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

A Hartsburg man was killed and his father was in serious condition Sunday after their SUV was rear-ended while they drove home from a baseball game in Kansas City.

According to family and a written statement from the Columbia Police Department, Wesley Lammers, 36, and Bobby Lammers, 66, were traveling south on U.S. 63 when a car driven by David Hayes, 21, of St. Louis ran into the back of their vehicle with enough force to crack the rear axle of the Lammers’ SUV. Their vehicle then cartwheeled into the ditch between U.S. 63 and Ponderosa Road.

Both men were taken to University Hospital, where Wesley Lammers was pronounced dead. Bobby Lammers was admitted and was listed in serious condition Sunday afternoon. All three drivers were wearing seat belts.

Hayes, who was uninjured in the accident, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and booked into the Boone County Jail, police said. He was released Sunday on $25,000 bond.

The Columbia Police Department said the accident was being investigated as a drunken-driving incident.

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