by April Scheinoha
A Halma man was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 7 in Marshall County District Court for his role in a 2014 traffic crash that killed a Viking woman.
Adam Blaine Davis, 39, was sentenced for a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide – operating a vehicle with negligence – under the influence of a combination of alcohol and a controlled substance. A second count of the same charge was dismissed, according to online court documents.
Davis was sentenced to 75 months in prison. He was ordered to provide a DNA sample. Davis was ordered to pay $135 in fees and fines. The right to restitution has been reserved.
Davis was charged in connection with a Sept. 18, 2014, crash on Highway 59 in Marshall County. The crash led to the death of Barbara Anne Olsen, 61. Olsen died from massive blunt chest wall trauma, according to the complaint.
At the time of the accident, Davis was driving a 1999 Plymouth Breeze southbound on Highway 59. His car then crossed the centerline and collided with Olsen’s northbound 2001 Pontiac Grand Am.
Davis was also injured in the accident. The Jaws of Life were used to extricate him from his car, according to a Northern Watch article at the time of the accident. He was treated at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
The complaint indicated that Davis had methamphetamine in his system at the time of the crash. It further noted, in 2006, he had been convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Other media have reported that an appeal is expected since blood was taken from Davis without a search warrant. That blood draw was completed before he was airlifted to Fargo. Judge Anne Rasmusson allowed the blood test to be included as evidence in the case.