Man involved in crash that killed LU student indicted on more felony charges


Marcus Jackson, 24, of St. Louis is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.
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A St. Louis man is facing additional felony charges in a November crash that killed one Lindenwood student and injured three others.

Marcus Jackson, 24, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury for involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and three counts of second degree assault.

When Jackson was arrested initially by St. Louis police, he was charged only with leaving scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Marianne Olyslager, 23, a Lindenwood marketing student from Honduras, was in the car Jackson’s vehicle struck; she died from her injuries in the crash a few days later. Other students in the car also were injured. They are: Laura Zuniga, Andrea Samayoa and Sinisa Landup.

According to police, Jackson was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger that ran into the back of the car the students were in as both cars traveled eastbound on Interstate 70.

Olyslager and Samayoa were ejected from their car.

Jackson fled the scene on foot without saying anything to the other drivers or passengers and got a ride from the area, police said.

He was arrested later, when he sought treatment at a hospital. He admitted he was driving the car and struck the other vehicle, according to court documents.

His next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 6.  

A spokesperson for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office could not be reached for comment.

If convicted of all the charges, Jackson faces a maximum sentence of 47 years in prison.