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Two men die in Huntley crash

First responders use heavy equipment at the scene of a two-vehicle crash where both male drivers died on scene near the intersection of Highway 312 and Jute Street on Wednesday.

A two-vehicle collision that killed two young men near Huntley Wednesday night occurred after it appears one of the trucks "encroached" into the oncoming lane, Montana Highway Patrol investigators said Thursday.

The two victims were identified as 19-year-old Anthony Deleo and 21-year-old Taylor Larson, according to Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney. Both were Worden residents.

The drivers were alone in their respective vehicles and no one else was injured as a result of the crash, according to MHP.

One of the vehicles, an eastbound white pickup truck driven by the 19-year-old appears to have come into the lane of a blue westbound pickup truck, according to MHP.

The collision is described by investigators as nearly head-on. It caused both vehicles to spin onto the north and south sides of the highway. Neither driver was ejected. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, according to MHP.

It's unknown what factors may have contributed to the crash, said Trooper Barry Mitchell. 

Mitchell said the crash remains under investigation. 

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Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.