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‘Road rage’ a factor in fatal hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Butte

Posted at 7:10 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 11:07:42-04

BUTTE – Investigators in Butte suspect road rage was a factor in a deadly hit-and-run crash between a car and motorcycle in May.

Butte police released details in the May 10 crash on Dewey Boulevard. Security video in the area shows after the driver of the motorcycle passed a black Subaru in a no-passing zone, the two vehicles were driving side-by-side at high speeds. Eventually, the Subaru was directly behind the motorcycle driving at a fast rate before it struck the motorcycle from behind.

The motorcyclist, Benjamin Harrison, died in the crash. The driver of the car, Marcus Sepulveda, was found dead 24 hours later of a self-inflicted gunshot.