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Report: Speed, drugs likely factors in deadly Howard County crash


Speeding and drugs are listed as probable contributing factors in a July crash that killed two people on Highway 124 in Howard County.

Driver, James Dorman, 20, and passenger, Ryleigh Randolph, 19, were killed when their Chevrolet HHR went off the rights side of the road and hit a mailbox, telephone pole and tree, according to a preliminary crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash site is several miles east of Fayette.

The crash happened when Dorman lost control on a curve, according to the patrol.

Dorman was flown to University Hospital where he died. The Howard County coroner pronounced Randolph dead at the scene. Both were from Boonville.

The full crash report obtained by ABC 17 News through an open-records request lists driving too fast for the conditions, improper lane use and drugs as contributing to the crash. The report does not detail why drug use is suspected or what type of drugs troopers think were involved.

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