Bond set at $500,000 for man accused of driving into Evergreen home and killing teen

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 12:41:42-04

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 Monday.

Jared Parsons

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.

(April 26, 2019) A man is facing a vehicular negligent homicide charge after ramming into a home in Evergreen and killing a teen as she slept.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said at around 2 a.m. on Friday, a vehicle traveling on Spring Creek Drive struck a home, killing Erin Howk, 15, of Kalispell.

The driver, Jared Parsons, 31, of Kalispell is being held without bond in the Flathead County jail on pending charges of vehicular negligent homicide, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, and driving while suspended.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating.