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Personal injury attorney indicted for role in wreck that killed elderly woman in July

Scott Bailey, a personal injury attorney, is accused of drag racing and getting into a crash that killed a woman.  Another man was allegedly drag racing as well. Credit: Frontenac PD Scott Bailey, a personal injury attorney, is accused of drag racing and getting into a crash that killed a woman. Another man was allegedly drag racing as well. Credit: Frontenac PD

FRONTENAC, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Two men have been indicted by a grand jury on involuntary manslaughter charges following a fatal crash in Frontenac.

On July 8, around 9:15 p.m., Kathleen Koutroubis’, 72, Toyota SUV was struck by a BMW that was racing a Ford Mustang on Lindbergh Boulevard near the intersection at Garibaldi Place, according to the Frontenac Police Department. After being hit, the SUV veered and the Mustang struck it.

One car was allegedly driven by Scott Bailey, a personal injury attorney, and the other drag racing vehicle was driven by Haven Sooter.

The 72-year-old was conscious and alert at the accident scene, but was taken to the hospital for evaluation after complaining of stomach pain. She died  July 10 due to internal injuries, police said.

Bailey and Sooter were evaluated by officers following the wreck for driving while intoxicated, according to officials. Sooter was taken to a hospital with a broken arm and concussion. Bailey was charged for refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Authorities previously said they were seeking charges to be upgraded to involuntary manslaughter, in addition to driving while intoxicated.

November 21, a grand jury voted to indict Sooter on one count of second-degree murder, vehicular intoxicated, and one count of driving while intoxicated, persistent offender.

November 28, Bailey was indicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The court records state his blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent or more at the time of the crash. He later turned himself in.

The website for Bailey's law firm was shut down in July. News 4 sought a comment from Bailey, but he did not respond to repeated requests.

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