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Trial underway for Mower County man involved in fatal crash

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Mower County man accused of driving drunk in a fatal crash.

In March 2013, 44-year-old Jason Fredrickson of Elkton pleaded not guilty to 6 counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

The crash happened in February 2012. The criminal complaint says Fredrickson was under the influence of alcohol when his car went airborn, snapped a utlity pole, hit a tree and then another utility pole.

Passengers Jacob Moe and Luke Unverzagt were killed in the crash.

Fredrickson, of rural Elkton, and his attorneys were in court Wednesday for jury selection, but the process was slowed because of potential jurors' ties to the parties involved.

If convicted, Fredrickson could face up to 60 years in prison.

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