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Havre man dies after driving off bank at Fresno Reservoir

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 13:13:45-04

A 52-year-old Havre man was found dead at Fresno Reservoir early Saturday, according to the Havre Herald.

A Montana Highway Patrol dispatcher said the victim was looking for a jet ski that had floated away while driving a Polaris RXR ATV.

“He did not see a steep dropoff and he drove off the bank of the reservoir,” the dispatcher said this morning.

Law enforcement discovered the body Saturday at 12:01 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol, speed and not wearing a seat belt played a role in his death, MHP said. 

The name of the victim has not been released.

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