MARYVILLE, Mo. — Authorities say a northwest Missouri farmer has been arrested on charges that he caused an April accident that killed a woman.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 71-year-old Marlin Meyer of Ravenwood was taken into custody Wednesday on a Nodaway County warrant charging him with involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities say Meyer was driving a tractor April 24 on Missouri Route 46 when an oncoming vehicle driven by 60-year-old Virginia Burns of Purnell struck portions of Meyer’s anhydrous applicator that was extending into her lane. Authorities say that applicator was not in the upright position as it should have been.

Burns died at the scene.

Online court records don’t show whether Meyer has an attorney.

Burns’ family last week filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Meyer.


Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com