Two Separate Vehicle Fatalities Early Friday
Two separate vehicle crashes resulted in two fatalities early this morning in Yellowstone and Big Horn Counties. The first occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Secondary Highway 314, between Busby and Kirby. A 29-year-old Washington man driving a Ford pickup, apparently drifted off the road before crashing into the end of a guardrail and rolling down an embankment into a creek. The driver, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and declared dead at the scene. Alcohol and excessive speed are suspected as possible contributing factors in the crash.
About 90 minutes later, a Billings man died when his motorcycle crashed in Lockwood. The 45-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was riding on Highway 87 near Lockwood when he went off of the road while going around a left-hand curve. The man was not wearing a helmet and was declared dead at the scene.