Man charged with intentionally causing fatal wreck in Metro-East

Man charged with intentionally causing fatal wreck in Metro-East

Man charged with intentionally causing fatal wreck in Metro-East

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 3:39 PM

(KMOV.com) – Authorities have filed murder charges against a man accused of intentionally causing a fatal wreck in the Metro-East in late April.

Donald Friese, 28, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder.

According to police, there was some sort of disturbance at a home in the 8500 block of Collinsville Rd. near Collinsville around 4 a.m. on April 29.

Police said three vehicles then began chasing each other to the parking lot of the Rural King on Collinsville Rd.

Authorities a scuffle broke out between members of the groups and a black Denali SUV driven by Friese began chasing a Buick sedan in excess of 100 mph.

Police said when the pursuit made its way into the 4700 block of Collinsville Rd. in Fairmont City, Friese intentionally caused a wreck with the sedan.

An 18-year-old woman was ejected from the sedan and got pinned underneath the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friese fled the scene on foot and was eventually apprehended by authorities.

He remains in custody at the Jennings Police Department on unrelated federal charges.

Bail for the first-degree murder charge was set at $1 million.

 

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