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15-year-old girl who died in York Rd. crash identified

Posted: 6:44 AM, Jan 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-20 08:44:21-05
MHP: 15-year-old girl dies in crash east of Helena

Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff-Coroner Leo Dutton released the identity of a 15-year-old girl who died as a result of a Saturday morning crash.

Dutton says Shelby Descharme was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m. Sunday morning.

Descharme's death was the result of blunt force trauma, the cause was accidental.


HELENA-Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Inman says a Saturday Crash on York Rd., east of Helena claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl.

According to Trooper Inman, the girl was headed west on York Rd. around 11:15 Saturday morning when her vehicle went off the right side of the road and collided with a driveway approach.

The vehicle rolled once. The teen was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

She was flown to Great Falls for treatment. Trooper Inman says the girl died from her injuries Sunday morning.

Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. The identity of the girl has not been released.

Map shows the location of a crash Saturday morning that killed a 15-year-old girl