Driver injured in Highway 87 rollover

2014-05-04T14:38:00Z 2014-06-18T17:06:19Z Driver injured in Highway 87 rolloverGazette staff The Billings Gazette
May 04, 2014 2:38 pm  • 

A 23-year-old Roundup man with a revoked license was taken to Billings Clinic by ambulance after rolling his Pontiac Sunfire in a ditch near Billings Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at mile marker 6 of Highway 87, said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper, Kyle Hater. 

Two fire trucks, an ambulance MHP and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash. His injuries were not life-threatening

According to statements by the driver and other motorists on the road, he was in a rush to get to work and was passing drivers as he neared Billings, Hayter said.

When the man tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, he realized another vehicle was coming straight at him after he crested of a hill.

He left the roadway to avoid the car, hit the ditch and rolled over.

He was wearing a seat belt, and was not ejected. Alcohol was not a factor, Hayter said. 

The man, whose name has not been released until family is notified, was cited for operating with a revoked driver's licence and reckless driving. 

Hayter believed the man's license was revoked, because he had too many traffic infractions.

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