Bakken Oil Field Worker Dies In Alleged DUI Incident

An alleged drunk driving incident has left a Bakken oil field worker dead. The accident happened in Roosevelt County on Sunday, June 21, according to a Montana Highway Patrol trooper.

Truck Strikes Curb

A 36-year-old male motorist was driving a pickup truck that was pulling an old deck in the Culbertson area. A 75-year-oldmale was riding on the deck at the time. The driver of the pickup allegedly swerved and hit a curb close to where Wheatland Avenue and Cedar Street meet. The impact allegedly caused the man riding on the deck to fly off and hit his head.

Motorist Flees

The motorist then allegedly fled the scene, although he returned approximately one hour later. The injured man was flown to a Billings hospital for treatment. However he died just before midnight, according to the coroner.

DUI Charges

The driver now faces charges of driving under the influence. The Roosevelt County coroner says that he may face additional charges once the investigation in to the accident is complete. Both individuals were from Arizona, and they were living in Montana while working in the Bakken region, according to ktvq news.

Although the investigation into this accident is incomplete, Montana state law does allow victims of negligent conduct to seek compensation under certain circumstances. It is possible to seek monetary damages for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. If a wrongful death occurs, compensation is possible for burial expenses and loss of companionship.

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