Police: Teen charged in fatal crash resulting from 'hill jumping'

Police: Teen charged in fatal crash resulting from 'hill jumping'

Eighteen year-old Cameron Kopecky is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 1:33 PM

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WARREN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A  teen is facing charges after police said he was “hill jumping” when he got into an accident that killed one person in Warren County.

Eighteen year-old Cameron Kopecky is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

An arrest report states that on July 23 a car was traveling on Township Line Road, west of Highway 47, in Warren County when it swerved to a avoid a deer, coming to a rest in a ditch.  Two other vehicles stopped and activated their emergency lights, in an attempt to help the driver.

Police said shortly after, a car traveling 75 miles per hour, driven by Kopecky, came over a hill and was unable to stop.  That car struck one of the parked cars, killing the driver of that vehicle as a result.

Passengers in Kopecky’s car said they were “hill jumping,” according to an arrest report.

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