Otis Newcomb pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of vehicular homicide with a prior conviction for driving under the influence. His trial is set to begin Feb. 4.
Authorities say the van Newcomb was driving on Nov. 2 crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 34 about two miles west of York, striking another vehicle. Thirty-one-year-old Lauren Akerson was a passenger in the other vehicle. The second-grade teacher was fatally injured.
York County Attorney Candace Dick has said Newcomb’s blood alcohol level that day was above the legal limit.