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Charges filed in fatal St. Joseph crash

Jason Clements ( Credit: Buchanan Co Sheriff's Office)

(KNZA)--A teen has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal crash Monday afternoon in St. Joseph.

According to a news release from the Buchanan County Attorney's Office , Prosecuting Attorney Ron Holliday filed the charge Tuesday against 19-year-old Jason Clements.

The State alleges Clements was driving a stolen truck in a reckless manner when the wreck occurred at the intersection of 24th and Jules Streets, resulting in the death of 38-year-old Nicholas Kleckner. 

KQ2-TV reports police allege Clements ran a stop sign and was driving twice the speed limit at the time.

Police say Clements and a passenger ran from the scene.  Clements was later taken into custody.





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