KEARSTIN CANTRELL | Opinions Editor
A St. Louis man who is accused of causing a crash that killed a Lindenwood student and injured three others is being sought by authorities for failing to appear at a court hearing yesterday.
Marcus Jackson was supposed to appear in court to set a date for his trial; when he didn’t show up, St. Louis Circuit Judge Michel F. Stelzer issued a warrant for Jackson’s arrest, according to court records. Jackson’s bond has been set at $20,000 cash only on the warrant.
Jackson is charged with five felonies: one count of involuntary manslaughter, three counts of second-degree assault and one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Jackson was driving a Dodge Charger last November when he struck the back of a 2008 Nissan Cube driven by Lindenwood student Sinisia Landup on eastbound Interstate 70. The three passengers in the car also were Lindenwood students. There were Laura Zuniga, Andrea Samayoa and Marianne Olyslager. All of them were international students
Olyslager and Samayoa were ejected from the car. Olyslager, 23, later died due to injuries from the crash.
Jackson, 24, was indicted Feb. 2 of this year by a grand jury.