Posted: Oct 9, 2013 3:51 PM by Q2 News
Updated: Oct 9, 2013 3:55 PM
HARDIN - The Big Corn County Coroner has identified the three men who died in a crash on Highway 313.
They are 36-year-old Stephen Red Wolf and his brother, 46-year-old Gerald Red Wolf. Also killed in the crash was their cousin 36-year-old Thomas Red Wolf Jr.
Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis said the three men died as a result of drowning early Tuesday morning.
The vehicle they were driving, a Chevy Impala, was discovered flipped on its top in a water filled ditch on Tuesday night.
Investigation reveals the vehicle was traveling south on Highway 313 south of Hardin when it missed a curve, flipped and landed in the ditch.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports none of the victims were wearing seat belts and it appears alcohol was a factor in this crash. It is unknown at this time if speed was also a factor.
A memorial service for Thomas Red Wolf Jr. is set for this Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m. at the Bullis Funeral Chapel in Hardin. The service will be followed by interment in Lodge Grass.
Family members have planned services for Stephen and Gerald next week Monday, October 14 at 10 a.m. in the Crow Agency Multipurpose Building. Interment will take place at the Hardin Cemetery.