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Driver Spared In Rollover

Seatbelt Saves Vida Resident

A medical emergency caused a rollover accident near Wolf Point at mile marker 587 on Wednesday, Oct. 30, around 2:30 p.m.

According to Montana Highway Patrol trooper Colleen Timmins-Lee, Patrick Eggebrecht of Vida blacked out while driving west on U.S. Highway 2 near Oswego. His vehicle drifted off the north side of the highway and rolled into a coulee, landing on one side and eventually catching fire.

Timmins-Lee told the Northern Plains Independent that Eggebrecht was probably saved because he was wearing a seatbelt. He was able to crawl from the vehicle after it came to a stop and was taken to Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point with minor injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, said Timmins-Lee.

Responding agencies included MHP, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Peck Tribes Department Law and Justice, local EMS and the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department.

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