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Elkton man pleads not guilty in fatal car crash


AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Elkton man pleaded not guilty Thursday to six counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed two men southeast of Austin last year.

According to the complaint, Jason Fredrickson, 44, was driving 120 miles an hour under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Investigators say Fredrickson was drinking on Feb. 25, 2012, with Jacob Moe, Luke Unverzagt and their wives at a bar.

The couples went back to the Unverzagt residence.

A short time later, their wives saw Fredrickson's Cadillac leaving the driveway.

Police were called just before 2 a.m. to 2810 4th Ave. SE where Fredrickson's car had crashed in the front lawn.

Luke Unverzagt was found ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Jacob Moe was also ejected and later pronounced dead at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

It was later determined that Fredrickson was driving the car.

A state patrol accident reconstruction concluded he was going 120 miles an hour before the car went airborne and went through two poles and a tree.

Fredrickson's pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 2.


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