Man Charged with Negligent Homicide Following 2018 Fatal Crash

A Williston man is being charged with negligent homicide following a fatal crash last year. 

On October 1, of 2018 James Whitcomb was driving a Freightliner. One that he said had brakes that weren’t properly working. 

When he plowed into two stopped vehicles. 

Killing the man in the middle. 

A witness says before the crash she felt as though she was being tailgated before Whitcomb passed her. 

She added that she saw the traffic up ahead and was able to stop, but that she didn’t see Whitcomb apply brakes and did not hear any brakes. 

Whitcomb is charged with negligent homicide, a Class C Felony. 

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