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Charges Filed After Fatal Weldon Spring Crash

Man fleeing police allegedly had meth in his possession

November 20, 2018 - 8:28 am

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with causing a deadly crash while fleeing from police in suburban St. Louis.

Aron Richardson was charged Monday in St. Charles County with driving while intoxicated in the deadly crash and possession of a controlled substance. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Charging documents said Richardson sped away from police, ran a red light and crashed into Krystofer Batsell's car, killing him Saturday afternoon. Police say Richardson was being treated at a hospital, when three baggies of suspected methamphetamine were found in his possession.

Police also reported finding an unmarked pill bottle in his car with pill capsules containing a white powder.

Battsell, 21, was an aspiring music journalist. A GoFundMe page has been setup to help Batsell's family.