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Young woman dies in crash; two men arrested

A 19-year old woman died in a crash in Billings on Tuesday evening, and two men have been arrested.
A 19-year old woman died in a crash in Billings on Tuesday, and two men have been arrested.
Posted at 10:47 AM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 12:50:27-04

BILLINGS — A 19-year old woman died in a crash in Billings on Tuesday evening, and two men have been arrested.

Woman dies following downtown Billings crash

Police said in a news release that Payton Hunter, 19 years old, and Justin Bighair, 33, are facing charges related to the crash.

Police said that Hunter was driving a Dodge Ram 2500 west on First Avenue North when it collided with a Toyota Tundra driven by Bighair as it was turning east onto First Avenue North from North 12th Street.

The 19-year-old woman was a passenger in the Ram and died at the scene. A 31-year-old passenger in the Tundra was treated at the scene and released.

Hunter and Bighair were taken to a hospital for treatment and then taken into custody by police.

Hunter faces three counts of felony criminal endangerment, police said. Bighair faces a charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence and three counts of felony criminal endangerment.