Accident Reconstruction Expert & Intentional Homicide Case

Crash reconstruction expert Scott Curry testified in the trial of Justine Winter, 17, who was found guilty of two counts of homicide.  The jury found Winter guilty of   intentionally crossing the center of U.S. 93 north of Kalispell on March 19, 2009, and colliding head-on with a northbound vehicle driven by 35-year-old Columbia Falls resident Erin Thompson.  Thompson, who was pregnant, died, along with her 13-year-old son Caden.

County Attorney Ed Corrigan used his final time in front of the jury to reiterate his belief that Winter — suicidal and despondent after breaking up with her boyfriend — intentionally crashed her car into Thompson’s after sending several text messages threatening to kill herself.

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