A St. Joseph man now faces murder charges for his alleged part in a fatal crash that occurred on Aug. 2.

Curtis Hagey has been charged with murder and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Hagey already was facing a charge for tampering with a vehicle after he allegedly stole a truck that he was driving when the crash occurred.

According to the prosecuting attorney, Hagey was driving a stolen truck at a high rate of speed in the wrong direction near the intersection of Sixth and Oak streets. A crash occurred when another vehicle was attempting to turn left and was struck by the truck. One person died in the crash, and an 11-year-old was injured.

Hagey allegedly had a minor in the truck with him during the crash, leading to his charge of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held at the Buchanan County Jail with bond denied.

Hagey has a prior conviction for unlawful use of a weapon according to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

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