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Elkton Man Charged in Fatal Crash, Accused of Being Drunk While Driving 120 mph

Posted at: 02/19/2013 11:05 AM
Updated at: 02/19/2013 11:30 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- An Elkton man faces six charges of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed two men in Austin last year.

According to a criminal complaint, Jason Frederickson, 44, is believed to be the driver in that crash on 4th street southeast that took place in February of 2012.

Investigators say the car the men were in was northbound, headed into the city of Austin, and had just passed the intersection of county roads 28 and 29 and was traveling at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.

32-year-old Luke Unverzagt of rural Austin and 32-year-old Jacob Moe of Austin were killed.

“And that's where it appeared that they started to lose control of the vehicle, and then it crossed into the west ditch, traveled in the west ditch for quite some time before hitting a utility pole, fence and ultimately a quite large walnut tree," Sheriff Amazi explained at the time.

Investigators say the three men had been in Lyle before Saturday morning’s crash.

"They had a designated driver and they returned to a residence and then for whatever reason these three men left the residence, not with the designated driver,” said Sheriff Amazi around the time of the crash.

The criminal complaint says alcohol was a factor, citing a blood alcohol test that put Frederickson's BAC at 0.126, above the legal limit of 0.08.

Each of the six charges comes with a possibility of 10 years in jail and/or a $20,000 fine.

Frederickson has not been taken into custody, and is due in court next month.