A Columbia Falls man has pleaded not guilty to the charge of vehicular homicide, more than two months after he was involved in a fatal crash on the North Fork Road.
Matthew Michael Hollo appeared in Flathead County District Court on Aug. 27, just weeks after he was arrested on charges related to the death of Timothy R. Fangman, a 68-year-old physician from Omaha, Neb.
According to prosecutors, Hollo was drunk when he drove his Dodge Ram truck head-on into Fangman’s Toyota Land Cruiser shortly before 3 p.m., June 6 on the North Fork Road. Fangman was pronounced dead at the scene. Hollo was treated for minor injuries before being taken to the hospital where a blood test was conducted. Hollo’s blood alcohol level was .143 shortly after the accident, according to court records.
If convicted, Hollo could be sentenced to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Hollo is expected to go to trial in February 2016.
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