A two-car accident around 10:30 p.m. Friday on Harrison Avenue that claimed the life of Butte resident Cole Davis, 32, remains under investigation.
The driver of the southbound pickup truck that struck Davis’s vehicle as Davis pulled out of the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center has not been charged, pending the outcome of the investigation. Authorities said Davis died at the scene.
Both the driver and passenger in the pickup and Cole Davis’s wife were injured in the accident and transported Friday to St. James Healthcare.
Mike Clague, deputy county attorney for Butte-Silver Bow County, said the investigation might take some time. Previously, Montana Highway Patrol Captain Gary Becker said both speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash.
Separately, the investigation continues into the Dec. 6 accident that took the life of pedestrian Dan Lean, 76. Lean was walking on Amherst Avenue around 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a motorist headed east on Amherst.
The 55-year-old Butte woman whose passenger car police said struck Lean has not been charged. Authorities have said they drew a blood sample from the woman and were reviewing her cellphone records to see whether she might have been distracted when she struck Lean.
Clague said Monday that authorities are waiting for results from various lab reports and related reports from the Montana Highway Patrol before making a decision about potential charges in that accident.