Kadence Harris Obituary, Death – Four motorcyclists were killed on Saturday in a car accident in Lawrence County. The alleged drunken driver has been identified as Theresa Manetzke of Aurora, Missouri. Manetzke, 51, was charged with “DWI Resulting in the Death of Two or More People” following a crash in Aurora Township on Saturday morning that claimed the lives of four motorcyclists. Kadence Harris, 17, Kameron Hale, 28, James Olmsted, 59, and Linda Anderson, 61, all residents of Aurora, died in the collision.
Reports state that Manetzke was driving a car on MO-39 around Lawrence 2175 in Aurora when the car crossed the center line and struck a group of ten motorcycle riders. The other injured motorcycle riders were taken in critical condition to local hospitals. According to the authorities, Manetzke failed a field sobriety test and was found to be under the influence of drugs. Manetzke informed the responding police, according to a probable cause statement from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, that she had taken a number of antipsychotic drugs around 9 a.m. that morning.
The statement claims that Manetzke was detained and sent to the Springfield jail. The accident’s cause is still being looked into. One of the four riders on a motorcycle in Aurora today who didn’t make it was Linda Lou. One of my closest pals was she. She was always the best time, whether it was Sonic every day at the print business, mudding, shopping, truck pulls, or Branson. Never failed, ever.
To anyone, she would give the shirt off her back. She transitioned from needing to be dragged on the Ferris Wheel because she thought it should stop to love riding motorcycles. Despite experiencing significant heartache, she was living her best life. Please offer prayers for the families of Anderson/Ellingsworth, Harris, and all other families involved. Less than a week ago, she was on my mind a lot, and I decided “I’ll just wait and call her when things slow down”… That possibility will never come to me, and my heart is devastated.