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Charges filed in fatal Tama County crash

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TAMA (KWWL) -- A North Liberty man is now charged in an accident that took the life of a Tama man.

Laine Richard Dennison, 47, is charged with having no insurance and driving the wrong way on a two lane highway in connection with the March 7 accident that took the life of 26-year-old Joseph Edward Starits.

The Iowa State Patrol says Dennison was westbound on Highway 30 when he crossed the center line near Vining and hit Starits' van head-on.

Starits' wife Elizabeth and infant son Tristan were injured in the crash.

Sergeant Bob Cox with the Iowa State Patrol says more serious charges, including driving while barred are pending against Dennison.

Court records show that Dennison's driving privileges have been revoked in the past.

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