Judith Basin County crash victim identified

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 10:23:34-04

The man who died in a motorcycle crash in Judith Basin County on Friday has been identified as Rex Handel.

Handel, 52 years old, was from Calgary, Canada, according to R.J. Brown, the deputy coroner of Judith Basin County.

At 12:19 p.m. on Saturday, Central Montana Dispatch in Lewistown received a report of the crash on US Highway 87 west of Hobson. 

Hobson Ambulance & Fire, Judith Basin County Sheriff/Coroner, and Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene.  

Handel was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was alone at the time of the crash and it is believed to have happened on Friday evening.  

There is no word at this point on the cause of the crash; the Montana Highway Patrol and the Judith Basin County Sheriff/Coroner are continuing to investigate..

(JUNE 9, 2018) A man died in a motorcycle crash in Judith Basin County.

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper investigating the crash said it involved one motorcycle and it appears it happened late Friday night.

It happened on US-87 at Mile Marker 58, in between Hobson and Moccasin.

The crash was reported to the MHP at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

We will update you if we get more information.

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