|David Birch (mug shot Yavapai County Arizona Sheriff)|
Authorities are looking for a man they say is responsible for the death of his girlfriend who died in a train/crash in Marionville last December.
According to court documents, David Ray Birch, 38, was allegedly drunk when he tried to beat the train at the O'Dell crossing on December 17, 2012. Twenty six year-old Katie Rafters-Wiggins was killed when a BNSF train slammed into the passenger side of the vehicle.
Birch, who had over twice the legal of alcohol in his blood at the time of the crash, told medical personnel that he had been drinking prior to the fatal crash, but he was "unsure of the amount before the accident."
Rafters-Wiggins and Birch had recently re-located to the area from Arizona at the time of the crash, according to Detective Krissa Smith.
If you can help authorities locate Birch, who has an active warrant out for his arrest, you're asked to call the Aurora/Marionville police department at 417-678-5025.
Birch was arrested in Yavapai County, Arizona and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.