A Clarksburg man has been charged with DWI in connection with an accident authorities said led to the death of a California man in August.
Logan Rowles, 24, was charged with DWI resulting in the death of another, according to Cooper County court documents.
Missouri Highway Patrol reports show Rowles was arrested after the accident occurred around on California Drive, just south of Route H, on Aug. 7.
Rowles was going north on California Drive, driving a skid-steer loader.
Dylan Kramel, 20, of California, was riding in the bucket of the skid-steer loader.
Rowles struck a pothole in the road, and Kramel was ejected. The skid-steer loader then struck Kramel.
Kramel was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City and was eventually pronounced dead from his injuries.
A Highway Patrol probable cause statement shows troopers interviewed Rowles after the accident. When asked what happened, he allegedly said, "I hit a pothole. He (Kramel) was sitting in the bucket. He bounced, and I ran over him."
Rowles reportedly posted a reading of 0.162 percent on his blood alcohol test, which authorities said indicated he was above the legal alcohol limit.