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Murder Charges Filed in Deadly Crash

A Columbia man faces several charges after a fatal Jefferson City crash.

28–year-old Dennis Leporin is accused of driving his pickup truck the wrong way on Highway 54 and crashing into a car. Police were trying to stop Leporin when the crash happened at the Highway 179 overpass 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. Leporin is charged with second degree murder, assault, DWI and several other charges. Police say they think Leporin was drinking.

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