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Nebraska man dies in crash near Joliet

Nebraska man killed in single-vehicle crash near Joliet Saturday
Posted at 7:17 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 21:17:57-04

One man was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 212 northeast of Joliet at 2:16 a.m. Saturday, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

The passenger, Timothy Mullins, 49, from Cairo, Nebraska died in the crash, according to Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan.

The crash happened around mile marker 97 on Highway 212. A 37-year-old man from Yellville, Arkansas was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup southbound and failed to negotiate a left hand curve.

The pickup went off the right side of the road, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle overturned into the ditch.

Mullins was pronounced dead on scene and the driver was transported to the Billings Clinic with unknown injuries.

Alcohol and speed are suspected factors in the crash, according to MHP.