Third victim of deadly crash in Fergus County identified

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 13:14:16-04

Daniel James Clark of Billings has been identified as the third victim of a crash south of Grass Range.

Fergus County Coroner R.J. Brown said in a press release on Friday that Clark, 19 years old, died in the crash that happened Tuesday evening on Highway 87.

Chelsea R. Simpson, 29, and Gage F. Hall, 24, both of Roundup, also died in the crash.  All three died at the scene.

Clark was previously unidentified; the names of Simpson and Hall were released on Wednesday. 

Authorities said Simpson and Hall were in an SUV traveling south when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on.

There is no word yet on whether alcohol, speed, or drugs were factors in the crash, nor whether any of the victims were wearing seatbelts.

(JUNE 6, 2018) Two of the three victims in a crash south of Grass Range in Fergus County on Tuesday have been identified. 

According to the Fergus County Coroner’s Office, Chelsea R. Simpson, 29, of Roundup, and Gage F. Hall, 24, of Roundup were pronounced dead at the scene. An unidentified male was also killed.

The crash was reported around 5:50 p.m. near mile marker 37 on Highway 87. 

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, an SUV was traveling south when it tried to pass a car in front of it.

The SUV collided head-on with another vehicle traveling north.

Two people in the southbound vehicle died and one person in the northbound vehicle was killed.

The MHP, Fergus County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fergus County Coroner’s Office are still investigating. 

We will update you when we get more information.

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