Motorcycle Crash

Police investigate the scene of a fatal crash at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and North 31st Street on August 28, 2019. 

A motorcyclist who was struck and killed Wednesday night at the intersection of Sixth Avenue North and North 31st Street has been identified. 

Joshua Jeffers, 43, of Billings died of multiple blunt force injuries related to the crash, Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney said. 

Jeffers was killed Wednesday just before 9 p.m. while driving north through the downtown intersection. A white Ford pickup, driven by a 19-year-old man from Billings, was driving west and struck Jeffers, who was killed instantly, said Billings Police Sgt. Clyde Reid. 

Police suspected the pickup hit a tree after traveling through the intersection and came to rest on top of the motorcycle. It appeared as though the pickup ran a red light, Reid said. 

Jeffers was not wearing a helmet, said BPD Lt. Brian Krivitz on social media. 

The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital. No arrests or charges were made in the incident as of Friday, said BPD Lt. Brandon Wooley. 

"That's not atypical in fatal accidents," he said. "It takes a while for all the information to come back." They are investigating speed and whether anyone ran a red light, and are awaiting toxicology reports, he said. 

Billings Police Department, Billings Fire Department, and Billings Crime Scene Investigation units were at scene of the crash. The crash remains under investigation, Wooley said. 

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