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Semi hauling hay overturns in Phillips County, killing 1

August 9, 2019

MALTA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says a truck hauling hay on a flatbed trailer overturned while making a turn and caught fire, killing the driver.

The Billings Gazette reports that the accident occurred Thursday evening on U.S. 191 about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) north of Malta in Phillips County.

Trooper Jeff Kent says the northbound semi fell on its side after taking a turn too fast.

The semi, which was believed to be delivering hay to a local farm, was severely damaged by the fire.

Kent says the male driver was seriously burned. His name was not immediately released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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