NEW: Double fatality ruled suicide-homicide

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By The Staff

 After an extensive investigation by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen into the Feb. 19 crash on U.S. Route 51 south of Vandalia, a conclusion as to the cause of the crash has been reached.

Two people lost their lives in this crash, 22-year-old Joshua Jezek of Sandoval  and 74-year-old Robert Norris of Vernon.

Bowen said the investigation determined that Jezek was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when he intentionally crossed the center line, striking the southbound Norris pickup.

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