The Logan-Rogersville teacher accused of a drunken driving death while his two children were in the car is out of jail, but he won’t be in a classroom anytime soon.
Chad Bybee, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and second-degree assault, both felonies, following the Friday crash, which caused the death of 84-year-old William H. Hughes of Seymour.
According to an online crash report, Bybee was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck the wrong way in the eastbound lane of U.S. 60 at 7 p.m. in Rogersville when he struck Hughes’ 2009 Chevrolet Impala car head-on. Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bybee’s two daughters were in their father’s car at the time of the accident, according to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Adaline H. Bybee, 6, and Gabrielle A. Bybee, 8, were transported to Cox South hospital in Springfield with moderate and serious injuries, respectively.
Logan-Rogersville Superintendent Jeremy Tucker said the girls have since left the hospital and are recuperating at home.