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Recent Accidents Cause Injuries

The Montana Highway Patrol investigated several traffic accidents in recent weeks.

On May 19, at 8:10 a.m., a 2008 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Adam Beasley, 32, of Jacksonville, Fla., drifted off County Road 17-2053 about one mile west of Secondary Road 250, north of Wolf Point.

Beasley reached for sunglasses as he was traveling westbound and the vehicle drifted off the road on the right side. He overcorrected and the vehicle rolled 3⁄4 times.

Beasley and his 28-year-old male passenger, from Spokane Valley, Wash., were transported by private vehicle to Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point with minor injuries.

Both were wearing seatbelts.

Beasley was cited with careless driving.

MHP Trooper Mitch Willett investigated the accident.

At 2:45 a.m. on May 20, one mile north of Brockton on Secondary Road 344, a 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by a 17-year-old male from Scobey, was traveling southbound and drifted off the west side of the road at a curve, traveled off the road in the ditch, struck an approach, went airborne and overturned.

The driver and his three passengers were not wearing seatbelts. The driver was transported by Brockton EMS to Poplar and later sent to Billings.

An 18-year-old female passenger from Brockton was ejected. She was transported by Poplar Ambulance to Poplar Community Hospital and later flown out.

A 19-year-old Scobey man was transported to Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson by the Culbertson Ambulance.

A 16-year-old Brockton male was injured, but was not immediately transported to the hospital. He later sought treatment at the Poplar hospital.

The accident is under investigation and citations are pending. Alcohol and speed appear to be factors.

MHP Trooper Daniel Baerveldt investigated the accident. On May 25 at 11:30 a.m., Travis Redekopp, 19, of north Wolf Point, was the only person in a 1994 Mazda pickup on Oswego North Road, about 4 1⁄2 miles south of the Lustre Road. Redekopp was traveling southbound and was driving too fast for road conditions. He drove off the east side of the road and rolled 1 3⁄4 times. He was ejected and transported by Stat Ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.

MHP Trooper Derek Werner investigated.

Redekopp was cited with careless driving, driving without a valid driver’s license, operating without liability insurance, no seatbelt and operating without a valid registration.

On May 26 at 11:50 a.m., at mile marker 655 on U.S. Hwy. 2 near Bainville, a 1989 Ford F150 pickup driven by Steven McAdow, 20, of Washington, drifted off the north side of the highway while traveling westbound, struck an approach and became airborne. The vehicle landed and then overturned.

There were no injuries.

MHP Trooper Michael Zufelt investigated.