Community mourns photographer who died in a crash in Billings

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 22:23:07-04

BILLINGS — Many in Billings are mourning the loss of Parker Hopkins, a photographer who died in a crash on Tuesday on Billings West End.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says his office got a call around 8:20 a.m. to an area on the 1600 block of South 32nd Street West.

Linder says a man was directing two semi-trailers back towards one another, likely in effort to transfer product, and the man was pinned in between them. He later died due to the injuries.

According to close friends, Hopkins had worked for a window company for a while in addition to his photography business, Battling Bull Photography.

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Linder would not confirm the man’s identity yet, but dozens of social media postings have expressed sorrow at Hopkins' death.

He was a Billings native who also attended the University of Montana. According to records, Hopkins was 39.

Linder says his office is treating the investigation as an accident, and that no foul play is suspected.


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