Semi driver charged in fatal crash
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — The driver of a semi involved in a fatal crash near the Missouri River last fall has been charged with negligent homicide.
Authorities say James Whitcomb was driving on Highway 85 last October when he crashed into a pickup truck, pushing it into another vehicle and killing Terry Lynn. A criminal complaint says Whitcomb told a witness at the scene that he knew his brakes weren’t working properly. An inspection of the semi confirmed that.
Whitcomb received a criminal summons Tuesday. He’s scheduled for a bond hearing June 14 in Northwest District Court in Watford City. It’s not known if Whitcomb has hired an attorney.