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Shepherd Accident Investigation

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Update: A man is dead after his car crashed into the Yellowstone River at Huntley Bridge.

Lt. Shane Skillen with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office says the black pick-up drove off of the ramp right before the Huntley Bridge, on Old Highway 312. Law enforcement officers say the car went down and flew off of the embankment, dropping about 50 feet into the river.

Lt. Skillen says the victim was in his 40s, and his family has been notified. The US Water Dive Team was called in to help recover the car. Lt. Skillen believes speed was a factor in the accident.

An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow to determine the cause of death.

Update: New information from our reporter on the scene at an accident on Old Highway 312. Lt. Shane Skillen with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office says a man believed to be in his 40s has died after his truck went off the road and down an embankment 50 feet into the Yellowstone River.

SHEPHERD- We have breaking news out of Shepherd. City county dispatch tells us there was an accident that happened around 6pm on Old Highway 312. We are hearing reports of a possible vehicle in the Yellowstone River.

The U.S. Water Rescue Dive Team tells KULR-8 they have been called out to the scene.

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