The 26-year-old man who allegedly caused a fatal crash west of Libby pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide, vehicular homicide and criminal possession of dangerous drugs on March 27 in Lincoln County District Court.
Richard Davidson was driving south on Montana Highway 56 on March 14 when he allegedly crossed into the opposing lane, striking another vehicle head-on and injuring four people. The driver of the other vehicle, 45-year-old Laura Cooper, was killed.
In the process of searching Davidson’s vehicle, law enforcement allegedly found methamphetamine. According to court documents, prosecutors believe Davidson was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.
If convicted, Davidson could face up to 50 years in prison.
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