PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) - A South Carolina man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac police officer last month.
The Daily Leader in Pontiac reports 33-year-old Jason C. Collins of West Columbia, S.C., entered the plea Monday in Livingston County court. Prosecutors say Collins was driving a pickup truck on Interstate 55 on Oct. 30 when his vehicle left the roadway. It struck a marked K-9 vehicle parked in a median turn around.
Twenty-nine-year-old officer Casey J. Kohlmeier was killed along with his dog, Draco.