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Michael R. Green (mug shot TCSO)

Two women died from injuries in a car crash Monday (09-27-10) night in Taney County, now the driver of that vehicle faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell says Michael R. Green, 25, was drunk when he blew through a stop sign at Missouri 248 and slammed into a rock bluff

When first responders got the scene of the crash, they allegedly smelled alcohol on Green's breath. According to court documents, Green told the trooper he was “showing out” for the girls in the car and was “going too fast.”  Those same documents say he tested positive for alcohol.

Photo courtesy of WTCFPD

Twenty four year-old Jessica A. Jenkins of Branson died Monday night at Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson; twenty five year-old Nicole L. Porter died from injuries today at Cox Hospital in Springfield.  Both women were from Branson.

Green has been charged as a prior and persistent offender. He was convicted of  first degree tampering and receiving stolen property in 2007.

UPDATE 10-05-10:

Michael R. Green has been released from Skaggs Regional Medical Center and booked into the Taney County jail.  He has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charges.