Christian County prosecutor charges teenager with murder for deadly high-speed crash
NIXA, Mo. (KY3) - A Nixa teenager faces a murder charge for a deadly high-speed crash in July of 2022 that killed a nine-year-old boy.
The Christian County prosecutor charged Zachary Fargo with second-degree murder, assault, and resisting arrest resulting in death. The crash killed Alex Finley, 9, a fourth-grade student at the John Thomas School of Discovery.
The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated the crash on July 13 around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 160 and Northview. Investigators say Fargo was fleeing from a Christian County deputy. They say he failed to stop at a red light, crashing into a van. Investigators say Fargo, at the time of the crash, was traveling 117 miles per hour.
The driver and another passenger in the van suffered serious injuries.
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