Investigation: Speed, road rage led to fatal collision
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An investigation found speed and road rage led to a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle in Butte in May.
The Montana Highway Patrol and Butte police, with the help of surveillance video, determined the motorcyclist — 41-year-old Benjamin Harrison — had passed a car driven by 41-year-old Marcus Sepulveda in a no-passing zone at about 1:30 a.m. on May 9.
The Montana Standard reports the men raced before the motorcycle pulled in front of the car, which then struck the motorcycle from behind. Harrison died of his injuries.
Sepulveda fled the scene. Officers found his body later that day in a tent at the Racetrack Campground near Deer Lodge
Butte-Silver Bow County Undersheriff George Skuletich says toxicology tests are pending on both men.
Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com