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Man faces charges in crash that killed ARC Lane County employee

Charges have now been filed.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 2:11 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A man accused of killing an ARC Lane County employee in a December 2019 traffic crash has been arraigned.

Police say Kenneth McQuown, 57, of Springfield was driving under the influence when he hit Nathan Nelson, 40, of Eugene.

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Nelson had been walking with a client on 42nd Street at the time of the crash. Nathan died of injuries he sustained in the crash. The client was not injured.

Charges of DUII, second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide have been filed against McQuown.

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The arraignment was held Jan. 14, and McQuown will be back in court on Feb. 18 for a pre-trial conference.

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