- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton has identified a man found dead in a Montana mine pit.

The Billings Gazette reported (https://bit.ly/2r4oHhK ) Thursday that 58-year-old Shane Waples had been the man found dead on May 18.

Fulton says Waples did not work at the mine. His cause of death remains under investigation and a toxicology report is pending. Officials say the death does not appear to be of a criminal nature.

Waples had been the second body recovered this month in the Rosebud Mine. On May 6, a coal truck driver died after backing his vehicle over a berm into the deep pit.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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