- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 37-year-old man whose body was found outside a Helena Valley home died from a combination of acute alcohol intoxication and hypothermia.

Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg says Juan Castillo’s blood-alcohol concentration was about 0.2 percent when he collapsed Dec. 31. The Helena Independent Record reports (https://goo.gl/0JSfUu ) he was found after he had been in the elements for an estimated seven hours.

Castillo was not appropriately dressed for the weather, which reached a low of 10 degrees that day.

Investigators say he was trying to drive home from a bar when his vehicle became stuck in a snowbank. Castillo apparently was trying to walk home when he collapsed.


Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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