WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A former Ault police officer accused in a deadly road rage crash has pleaded not guilty.

Blair Jackson is accused in the case. The crash happened on June 1 on Highway 85 between Platteville and Gilcrest.

Esteban Moreno Jr., 39, of Evans died.

Blair Jackson (credit: CBS)

Blair Jackson in court on Monday (credit: CBS)

Investigators say Jackson and Moreno were speeding and tailgating each other. They say at one point Jackson cut the other car off, causing Moreno to lose control and crash.

Jackson was off-duty and on his way from work at the time.