PRIMGHAR, Iowa | A Sheldon, Iowa, man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a 2016 ATV crash that killed a female passenger.
Garrett Crowl, 27, entered his written plea Thursday in O'Brien County District Court to vehicular homicide -- OWI and vehicular homicide -- reckless driving. His trial was set for April 17.
According to court documents, Crowl was operating the ATV recklessly while under the influence of marijuana on July 30, 2016, when he lost control of the vehicle at a recreation area near Sheldon and crashed into a tree. His passenger, 25-year-old Shaleah Donavon, died later at a hospital.
Neither Crowl, who was transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital for treatment of his injuries, nor Donavon were wearing helmets, according to the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office.