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Names released in early morning double fatal crash near Fromberg

Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:18-04

RED LODGE- The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims of Thursday morning’s double fatal crash near Fromberg.

Sheriff Josh McQuillan said 16-year old Paul McKay, a sophomore football player who attended Joliet High School, was killed.

The other victim was 56-year-old Michael Oedekoven from Billings.

McQuillan said both drivers died from blunt force injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash happened Thursday morning Highway 310 near Fromberg, just before 8 a.m.

The patrol said a Dodge pickup driven by McKay was traveling northbound and drifted across the center and encroached into the southbound lane.

He then struck Oedekoven going the opposite direction driving a Ford pickup. He was not wearing his seatbelt.