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Charges have been filed in connection to a crash near Fremont that left three teenagers dead and a fourth in critical condition.
16-year-old Quinton Amundson is charged with willful reckless driving, racing on the highway, and driving left of center. All of the charges are misdemeanors.
If convicted of reckless driving Amundson faces up to 90 days in jail, a $500 dollar fine, and loss of driving privileges. If convicted of racing Amundson faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass said, “I spent a considerable amount of time reviewing what they turned over to me and deciding what charges are appropriate in this case."
Dodge County Sheriff Steve Hespen tells Channel Six he believes Amundson was racing 16-year-old Jackson Blick just outside of Fremont on Old Highway 8 and Highway 275 in early June.
Blick lost control of the 1966 Mustang he was driving and crashed. He and two passengers, Tyler Walling and Trey Hansen, were killed. A third passenger, Jake Burnside was critically injured. Burnside has since been moved to a rehabilitation center.
Glass says he hopes others realize just how dangerous racing can be. “You know driving a motor vehicle, it’s a loaded weapon. Just try to make good decisions, because your parents love you, your friends love you, and we don’t want anything to happen to you.”
Admundson is expected in court later this month.