According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Lawson was also intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was charged with DWI and driving the wrong direction on a highway resulting in an accident. Lawson was released to medical personnel due to injuries.
Lawson was driving north in the southbound lanes of US 61 at 9:58 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015. According to the crash report Lawson struck the second vehicle,driven by Delbert Hall, 59, of Oak Ridge. Vehicle one was reportedly a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, while vehicle two was a 2014 International tractor.
Both drivers were transported by ambulance to area hospitals; Lawson with moderate injuries and Hall reportedly receiving minor injuries.