The grand jury charged that Marlin F. Meyer, 71, committed Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree.
Court documents state he “recklessly” caused the death on April 24 by driving his farm implement on Missouri Highway 46 while blocking both lanes of traffic that resulted in Burns’ vehicle striking the farm implement and killing her.
If found guilty, Meyer could face three to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, be fined up to $10,000 or both.
Meyer was arrested August 2 and released after posting bond.
Arraignment is set for September 11.