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One man killed in rollover crash near Rapelje

Posted at 8:47 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:48:11-04

RAPELJE - One man is dead and two others injured after a rollover crash north of Columbus on Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened on a gravel section of Big Timber Road just west of Rapelje.

According to Montana Highway Patrol, the vehicle lost control and rolled several times before coming to a stop.

The victim was identified as a male passenger in his early 40s. Three of the passengers in the vehicle were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash and two of them were thrown from the vehicle, including the man who died. The other two were transported to a local hospital with what the trooper described as minor injuries.

MHP said speed and alcohol are suspected factors in the crash.