Trial to start for N. Idaho woman accused of running over officer

Police said Brianna Knapp hit Kurt Henson on Highway 200 near Clark Fork, Idaho after he crashed his motorcycle.

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 8:17 AM

BONNER COUNTY, Idaho--A North Idaho woman heads to trial next Monday for allegedly leaving the scene after running over an off-duty Spokane Police Department officer in the summer of 2012.

Police said Brianna Knapp hit Kurt Henson on Highway 200 near Clark Fork, Idaho after he crashed his motorcycle.

Police said Knapp hit him with her truck and drove away. Knapp turned herself into police the next day.

The case goes to trial December 9th. Both sides in the case said they are ready to go to trial in court on Monday. Knapp was ordered to keep in contact with the court.

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The case goes to trial next week. Both sides in the case said they are ready to go to trial in court on Monday. Knapp was ordered to keep in contact with the court.

Knapp faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

The court appearance on Monday for 29-year-old Knapp was a brief. It was the first time KREM 2 News has seen her in person.

Knapp pleaded not guilty to a felony charge in the death of a Spokane police officer earlier in 2013.

Investigators said off-duty officer Kurt Henson crashed his motorcycle in July of 2012. It happened in a construction zone. Henson ended up lying on the road after the crash. Knapp allegedly ran over Henson and his bike after that and left the scene.

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Henson died at the scene.

Knapp said she saw a vehicle stopped on the side of the road and swerved to avoid it and struck a raised edge in the construction zone according to court documents.

Knapp is not charged with contributing to Henson’s death. She is only charged with the felony of leaving the scene of a deadly crash.

Knapp declined to speak to KREM 2 News after her court appearance.

A jury is scheduled to hear her case on Monday.

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