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Billings man dies in fatal crash near Deer Lodge

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Aug 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-11 14:53:47-04

Montana Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash near Deer Lodge Thursday evening, August 10 on I-90 East at mile marker 188.

A 53-year-old man from Billings was reportedly driving along a right-hand curve when he drifted to the left into the median. The MHP crash report says the man continued driving eastbound in the median for quite a distance before colliding with a pillar underneath the bridge deck.

The man was ejected from the vehicle before the vehicle caught fire.

Speed, alcohol, and drug are suspected, according to the report.

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We will provide updates if we receive more information.