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Fatal crash north of Billings

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:39-04

UPDATE – Montana Highway Patrol confirmed an 80-year-old Roundup man is dead after driving off Highway 87 south of Roundup.

MHP said the accident happened at 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

MHP said the 2008 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on Highway 87.

For unknown reasons, the driver exited the roadway on the right-hand side. The vehicle hit a mailbox and a fence before hitting an embankment.

The vehicle came to rest at the bottom of the embankment.

MHP said the man was declared dead on the scene.

He was not wearing a seat belt.

Photo- Marcus Boyer

BILLINGS – One man is dead after a crash on Highway 87 just past mile marker 18.

Montana Highway Patrol Officer Trevor Chase was on the scene and said an older male was driving a red SUV south on Hwy 87 when he failed to negotiate a turn.

Chase said that the airbag was deployed.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.