KALISPELL – A Kalispell man who is accused of killing a 15-year-old girl after driving drunk and crashing into her house appeared in court on Monday.
Jared Parsons, 31, has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence.
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 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.
Reporting by Maren Siu for MTN News