Driver Intentionally Causes Fatality Crash


In Fairmont City, a Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder due to a high-speed crash that killed an 18-year-old woman.

Authorities say Donald Joseph Friese, age 27, intentionally caused a two-vehicle crash on Collinsville Road early on the morning of April 29 after an earlier drug-related altercation.

On April 29, 2013 at about 4:00 a.m., police records indicate that a disturbance in the 8500 block of Collinsville Road in the State Park Community involved three vehicles pursuing each other after a scuffle took place in the parking lot of Rural King in Collinsville.

The vehicles were speeding west on Collinsville Road, one behind the other. As the drivers tried to round a curve, both vehicles overturned several times into a ditch on the right side of the road in the 4700 block of Collinsville Road.

Ferrarie-Troisi, age 18, of Caseyville, was killed when the car from which she was ejected rolled over on top of her. Four others were taken to hospitals with injuries, but all have been released.

Donald Joseph Friese was charged Wednesday in St. Clair County, authorities said. Bail was set at $1 million, but Friese was in custody in Jennings on unrelated federal charges connected to his failure to complete his obligation to remain at a halfway house.


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