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Kalispell man accused of driving into house and killing teen pleads not guilty

KALISPELL – A Kalispell man who is accused of killing a 15-year-old girl after driving drunk and crashing into her house said he’s not guilty.

Jared Parsons, 31, has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence. He pleaded not guilty to his charges Thursday morning in Flathead District Court.

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Parsons was drunk when he drove his Dodge pick-up truck into a house on Spring Creek Drive around 2 a.m. on Friday, April 26.

Erin Howk, 15, was killed in the crash while she was sleeping.

Parsons could face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if he’s found guilty.

Flathead District Court Judge Dan Wilson set Parson’s bail at $500,000.

-Reported by Melissa Rafferty & Maren Siu/MTN News

(April 30, 2019) A Kalispell man who is accused of killing a 15-year-old girl after driving drunk and crashing into her house appeared in court Monday.

Jared Parsons, 31, has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence.

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Parsons was drunk when he drove his Dodge pick-up truck into a house on Spring Creek Drive at around 2 a.m. on Friday.

Erin Howk, 15, was killed in the crash while she was sleeping.

Parsons could face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if he’s found guilty.

A judge set his bond at $500,000. Parsons is scheduled to appear in court again on May 23.

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