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Jan 14, 2013 3:42 PM by Q2 News

BPD investigating tractor trailer fatality in central Billings

BILLINGS - Billings Police are investigating the death of the driver of a semi tractor trailer on Central Avenue late Monday morning.

Shortly before 11:45am the big rig was westbound on Central Avenue before veering to the right and crashing through the chain link fence lining Central Park. The truck then traveled close to 100 yards through the park before crossing 10th Street West and hitting a parked car in the parking lot of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Upon arrival emergency crews found an unresponsive male hunched over in the driver's compartment and immediately began C.P.R.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene after the C.P.R. efforts failed.

Billings Police Sgt. Jason Gartner said it appears that the driver, a male in his 60's, suffered a medical problem before the crash and that no other vehicles were involved in the incident.


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