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Police: Man involved in deadly crash was driving on suspended license

A man faces charges after police say he was involved in a crash that killed a teenager.

The crash happened around 8 Tuesday night on Highway 66 in the Oneida community of Clay County.

State police say 29-year-old Herbert R. Davidson's Geo Tracker made a left turn into the path of two dirt bikes.

Police say 17-year-old Carl D. Davidson tried to stop his dirt bike but hit Davidson's SUV.

Police say Carl Davidson was thrown from the bike and later died at the hospital. Investigators say he was not wearing a helmet.

Carl Davidson was a junior at Clay County High School. Grief counselors are on hand there Wednesday.

Herbert Davidson was arrested on charges of driving on a DUI suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, having no registration plates, no registration receipt, and failure to maintain required insurance. He's now being held in the Clay County Detention Center.

Family members say Carl Davidson and Herbert Davidson were not related, but they knew each other.

The second dirt bike was not involved in the crash.

Police say they're waiting for test results to determine if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

Davidson pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to the charges filed after the crash.

He had been arrested July 31 on a DUI charge.

Court records show Herbert Davidson faced alcohol intoxication charges in 2007 and 2008.

In 2000, police charged him with reckless driving and attempting to elude police.


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