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Helena man struck and killed while helping son at crash site

October 19, 2020 GMT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man who responded to his son’s call for help after he lost control of his pickup truck on icy roads was struck and killed when another vehicle spun out on a bridge near East Helena, the Montana Highway Patrol reported.

David Wayne Young, 50, died from blunt force trauma Sunday evening, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Young’s son lost control of his pickup on a bridge over the railroad tracks on U.S. Highway 12 just west of East Helena and hit a guardrail. He called law enforcement and his family for help.

People were standing outside the truck when a Jeep lost control on the ice, hit the guardrail, the truck and Young at about 8 p.m., the patrol said.

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The report didn’t say if anyone else was injured, the Independent Record reported.