A plane crash discovered Monday 25 miles north of Wolf Point has left two people dead, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office.
Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which involves a Cessna C-182 plane.
Two people were on board when it crashed, according to the FAA. The plane crashed in the area of its destination and the crash did start a small fire, Sheriff Jason Fredericks said. He described the victims as males.
A local farmer witnessed the crash and then worked to extinguish the fire, Fredericks said.
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Tuesday afternoon the sheriff's office had not yet identified the crash victims.
The sheriff's office was called at about 2:47 p.m. Monday after an area resident discovered the crash about 2 miles west of Highway 250. Firefighters and an ambulance were also sent to the scene. Fort Peck Tribal police also responded to the crash site.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office remained on scene holding the crash site for federal investigators until 7:06 a.m. Tuesday.