- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - A 26-year-old Libby man has been arrested after a head-on crash west of Libby that killed a 45-year-old woman and injured her 7-year-old son and his friend.

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says Richard Davidson faces charges of negligent homicide or vehicular homicide while under the influence along with possession of dangerous drugs following the Tuesday morning crash that killed Laura Cooper of Troy.

The Montana Highway Patrol says Davidson was southbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with Cooper’s vehicle. The patrol says the boys’ injuries were not life-threatening.

Bowe says officers found drugs in Davidson’s vehicle. He says the results of a drug test will determine whether Davidson was under the influence at the time of the crash. Bowe has said Davidson suffered minor injuries.

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This version corrects the driver’s last name to Davidson instead of Richardson in the 3rd paragraph.


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