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Update: Man arrested for vehicular homicide in fatal Billings crash

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Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 22:38:21-04

ONE PERSON DIED AND ANOTHER PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. — Update 9:55 a.m.

The driver of the pickup, 21-year-old Klay Wacker of Hardin, has been arrested, police said in an updated press release.

Wacker is being held at the Yellowstone County jail on a possible charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

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Update 8:50 a.m.

Billings police said in a press release the driver of the pickup was a 21-year-old man from Hardin. The driver of the minivan died at the scene and was believed to be a man in his 30s.

Preliminary investigation results indicate the truck was driving south on 6th Street West when it collided with the minivan, which was traveling east on Lewis Avenue.

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First report

BILLINGS - One person died and another person was taken to the hospital in a two-vehicle crash early Friday morning.

The crash happened at 6th Street West and Lewis Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of a minivan died, and the driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital.

Billings police report the intersection will be closed for the foreseeable future.