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Deadly Crash on Highway 54

One woman is dead, and her passenger seriously injured when a pickup truck going the wrong way on Highway 54 crashes into a car.

Police were trying to stop the truck from going east in the westbound lanes of Highway 54 when the crash happened at the Highway 179 overpass, at about 10:00 Wednesday night. 19–year-old Chelsea Frederickson of Camdenton was dead at the scene. A passenger, Jasper Richardson, was life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia.

Police think the driver of the truck, Dennis Leporin of Columbia, may have been drinking. He had only minor injuries.

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