Man pleads not guilty to double fatal in Flathead


KALISPELL, Mont. - A man suspected of killing two others in a drunk driving wreck pleaded not guilty today in Flathead County District Court.

46-year-old Joseph Powell is accused of driving the wrong way down Highway 93 in mid-October.

Troopers say he hit a truck and killed its driver, 43-year-old Brian Delaney.

A passenger in Powell's Jeep, 43-year-old Patrick Moulton, also from Kalispell, died later at the hospital.

According to court documents, Powell was unresponsive to questioning, had blood-shot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Prosecutors claim Powell admitted he had several beers one to two hours before the collision.

He remains in the Flathead County Jail.

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