Prosecutor charges man for deadly crash in Springfield in January 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County's prosecutor filed charges against a man in a deadly crash in January of 2018.

Austin David Larue faces an involuntary manslaughter. Police arrested him Friday.

The crash happened January 6, 2018. Police say Larue was recklessly driving on West Bennett Street at a high rate of speed when his car went airborne after hitting railroad tracks. The car then hit a concrete and stone pillar. A passenger inside Larue's car later died at a Springfield hospital from her injuries. He told police he was trying to hit only green lights.

Police say tests showed Larue was impaired. Detectives say he admitted to snorting crushed Xanax shortly before the crash.

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