- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - Two men have died three days after they were involved in a rollover crash near Libby.

The driver, 31-year-old Tyler Ruhter, died Wednesday at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. A 39-year-old passenger named Joseph Wesley Barnes died Wednesday night.

A 13-year-old passenger received non-life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday, the car Ruhter was driving crashed just north of Libby.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a 2004 Ford pickup truck rolled over. Ruhter appeared to have lost control of the truck during a curve, overcorrected and rolled multiple times.

Sheriff’s officials say alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

Deputies responded to the scene along with Libby Ambulance, Advanced Life Support, Life Flight helicopter, ALERT helicopter and Libby Volunteer Fire Department.


Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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