Teen charged for deadly October crash in Shrewsbury

SHREWSBURY, MO – An 18-year-old driver has been charged for his role in a fatal crash that took place in Shrewsbury last October, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The deadly incident took place at about 2:30 p.m. on October 10. Authorities allege that William Jones-Napper had been speeding and swerving around cars on Watson Road when he crossed into the oncoming lanes near Mackenzie Road and collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla driven by Lucious Covington.

Covington, 66, died at the scene. His female passenger was seriously injured.

Jones-Napper was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault on Wednesday, May 5.

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