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Coroner Identifies Man in Shepherd Accident

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Yellowstone County Coroner identifies the man who died Thursday after his car crashed into the Yellowstone River.

Coroner Bill Jones says the 40-year-old man is Daven Botsch from Shepherd. Assistant Coroner Chad Fehr says Botsch took his own life and drowned in the river. 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 flew off of the embankment and flipped, dropping about 50 feet into the river.

Lt. Skillen believes speed was a factor in the accident.