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Absarokee man dies in UTV crash

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 13:33:43-04

COLUMBUS, Mont. – A 51-year-old Absarokee man is dead after crashing a UTV while spraying weeds on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

According to the Stillwater County Undersheriff Randy Smith, Dustin Sturm died after his UTV rolled down a steep ravine, near Absarokee. Sturm was located by a search and rescue team at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday. 

“Our hearts go out to the Absarokee community and the family as Dusty was a leader in the community, and a huge part of the Absarokee school system,” a press release from the Stillwater Sheriff’s Office read.

Montana Highway Patrol, Absarokee Fire and Ambulance, Stillwater County Search and Rescue assisted in the search.