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Authorities have identified a Culbertson man who died Monday after he crashed his car into a pickup truck just east of Bainville, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

David Manning, 21, died of blunt force trauma due to injuries he sustained in the crash, Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Fredericks said Tuesday.

Manning was traveling eastbound on U.S. 2 at highway speed, when he apparently failed to slow down for a Ford F-150 that was waiting to turn left onto Montana Highway 405, according to the MDT report.

The collision occurred Monday shortly before 12:30 p.m.

The man in the Ford pickup, a 68-year-old from Bainville, was reportedly wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash.

The MHP report stated Manning was not wearing his seat belt at the time. He was pronounced dead after he arrived at Roosevelt Memorial Health Center in Culbertson.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been a factor in the crash.


Morning Reporter

General assignment reporter for the Billings Gazette.