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Man from Carthage Accused of Driving Nearly 100 MPH, Killing One in Springfield

A man from Carthage is facing three different felony charges after crashing into another vehicle in Springfield, killing the driver.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Alan Jones is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

Investigators say Jones was driving a Tesla on Glenstone Avenue near I-44 on December 3 of last year when he crashed into a car while trying to change lanes.

Estimates are he was driving upwards of 98 mph, 58 miles per hour over the speed limit, which is listed at 40 mph.

A passenger in the Tesla was taken to the hospital with several injuries, including two spinal fractures, a broken collarbone, and breaks in both the radius and ulna. The extent of her injuries required three separate surgeries.

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators also say the media drive was removed from the Tesla, presumably to hide or change evidence, and that’s why prosecutors charged Jones with tampering as well.