An alleged drunk driving incident has left a
Bakken oil field worker dead. The accident happened in Roosevelt County on Sunday,
June 21, according to a Montana Highway Patrol trooper.
Truck Strikes Curb
A 36-year-old male motorist was driving a pickup truck that was pulling
an old deck in the Culbertson area. A 75-year-oldmale was riding on the
deck at the time. The driver of the pickup allegedly swerved and hit a
curb close to where Wheatland Avenue and Cedar Street meet. The impact
allegedly caused the man riding on the deck to fly off and hit his head.
The motorist then allegedly fled the scene, although he returned approximately
one hour later. The injured man was flown to a Billings hospital for treatment.
However he died just before midnight, according to the coroner.
The driver now faces charges of driving under the influence. The Roosevelt
County coroner says that he may face additional charges once the investigation
in to the accident is complete. Both individuals were from Arizona, and
they were living in Montana while working in the Bakken region, according to
Although the investigation into this accident is incomplete, Montana state
law does allow victims of negligent conduct to seek compensation under
certain circumstances. It is possible to seek monetary damages for unpaid
medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. If a wrongful death
occurs, compensation is possible for burial expenses and loss of companionship.
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