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LeFevre charged after crashing vehicle into Kalispell home, killing a sleeping man

Thomas Owen LeFevre
Posted at 12:39 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 14:41:02-04

Thomas Owen LeFevre, accused of driving drunk and crashing into a Kalispell home killing a person who was sleeping, has appeared in court.

LeFevre, 20 years old, has been charged with felony vehicular homicide while under the influence.

He is facing a maximum sentence of 30 years in the Montana State Prison if found guilty on the charges.

A judge set bail for LeFevre at $500,000.

Robert Dale Meier of Kalispell, 59 years old, died on June 20 after LeFevre crashed into the home on Rocky Cliff Drive.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, LeFevre was driving east on Rocky Cliff Drive in Kalispell, failed to negotiate a curve, and went off the road.

The vehicle then crashed into a bedroom where Meier was sleeping.