Wednesday 25th November 2020

A Hearing is scheduled in the case of a Clinton man accused of causing a fatal crash in Pettis County back in March.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on the first of March as a northbound vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Westley Reid, failed to stop for a red light and struck a westbound vehicle, driven by 27-year-old Zackary Hancock Bottom, who was ejected out of his vehicle and later pronounced deceased at a hospital. Reid was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, and was fleeing law enforcement at the time of the crash.

Reid has been charged with a Class A Felony for Second-Degree Murder; a Class B Felony for Driving While Intoxicated; a Class D Felony for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree; and a Class E Felony for Resisting Arrest for a Felony. Bond remains at $100,000 cash or surety.

Reid waived his formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty back in June. Motions for a change of venue and change of judge were entered in June and passed.

A Hearing that was scheduled to be held on August 3 has been rescheduled to be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 17 at Pettis County Circuit Court.