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Man receives eight-year sentence in Austin crash

Jason Fredrickson

AUSTIN – The Elkton man convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Austin men has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jason David Fredrickson, 45, received two consecutive terms of 48 months in prison Thursday in Mower County District Court.

He'd been charged in March 2013 with two counts each of criminal vehicular homicide-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within two hours of driving; criminal vehicular homicide-operate vehicle with negligence under the influence of alcohol; and criminal vehicular homicide-operate motor vehicle in grossly negligent manner.

He was acquitted of the gross negligence counts; no sentence was pronounced on the alcohol concentration counts. The verdict was returned Jan. 15 after five days of testimony.

The charges stemmed from a car crash south of Austin on Feb. 25, 2012, that killed Luke David Unverzagt and Jacob Steven Moe, both 32 and both from Austin.


Fredrickson was accused of being the driver of the vehicle when it left a Mower County road at speeds in excess of 120 mph, then struck two utility poles and a tree. He's said he has no memory of the accident.

Unverzagt was pronounced dead at the scene; Moe died later at an Austin hospital.

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