Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed 13-year-old

Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 12:39:02-04

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. —  An Indiana man has pleaded not guilty in connection with the fatal crash that killed 13-year-old David Talsma, according to officials with Ottawa County District Court.

Travis Fox is facing one misdemeanor count of a moving violation causing death in connection with the Aug. 3 crash on eastbound I-196 near the M-6 interchange.   He allegedly told deputies at the scene that he was eating a sandwich and looked down at his GPS at the time of the crash.

Traffic was stopped for a construction zone.  Five vehicles were involved in the crash and nine people were injured.  Talsma, who was riding in the car with his 16-year-old sister, died in the crash.

Fox faces up to a year in jail if convicted. His next court date has not yet been determined.