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Anaconda woman killed at demolition derby identified

Day was an EMT with Powell County EMS
Posted: 2:40 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 17:51:23-04

DEER LODGE – The Powell County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman killed at a demolition derby Sunday evening during the county fair.

Sheriff Gavin Roselles identified the victim as 36-year-old Darylynne Day of Anaconda.

Day was one of seven people hit by a car that was part of the demolition derby event at the Tri-County Fair in Deer Lodge about 9:30 p.m.

She was an emergency medical technician who was on duty with Powell County EMS at the time of the incident.

Roselles said the incident remains under investigation.

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(August 19, 2019) A Deer Lodge woman was killed and several people were injured when one of the cars in a demolition derby crashed into a group of spectators.

Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles said the incident happened on Sunday evening at the Tri-Country Fair in Deer Lodge during the demolition derby taking place in the rodeo grounds.

One driver participating in the derby lost control of his vehicle, which went over a fence and landed on bleachers full of spectators.

Six spectators were injured and one woman was killed in the incident, said Roselles.

The name of the woman has not yet been released pending notification of relatives.

Roselles said of those injured, two have been treated and released and three remain in stable condition at Deer Lodge Medical Center as of Monday.

Another victim was taken by helicopter to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula.

The Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department posted on Facebook: "Please take a moment any pray for those involved at the derby tonight. This was a terrible tragedy that our community will not soon forget."

Authorities are continuing to investigate; we will update you if we get more information.