Semi driver charged in fatal car accident near Montana
FAIRVIEW, Mont. — A man has been charged for causing the death of another during a car accident near Fairview, Mont.
The semi rear ended a 22-year-old male who had stopped his 2005 Dodge Stratus at the intersection, one mile east of the North Dakota/Montana border. Both vehicles went off the road into an irrigation ditch. The Stratus overturned and came to a rest upside down. The accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m.
Both men were transported to Sidney (Mont.) Medical Center in Montana by ambulance. The driver of the Stratus, who was from Miles City, Mont., died as a result of his injuries. He was not wearing his seatbelt.
The Highway Patrol has not released the names of the two men. The driver of the semi has been charged with negligent homicide.