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Big Horn County coroner identifies three victims of two deadly crashes

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 18:56:47-04

The Big Horn County Coroner's Office has identified three victims of two recent deadly crashes.

Melanie DeCrane, 41 years old, and her husband Darrell Left Hand, 44, were identified as the two pedestrians who were struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 451 near Wyola just after midnight Tuesday.

They were hit by a 19-year-old driver from Sundance, Wyoming, who said he didn't see them.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, neither speed or impaired driving were factors. No charges or citations have been issued at this point.

The coroner's office also identified Jolyn Pretty Man of Billings as the victim in a one-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 91.

Pretty Man, 32, who was listed in initial reports as a Hardin resident, rolled her Jeep Commander and was thrown from her vehicle. The Montana Highway Patrol says she was not wearing a seatbelt, and she died at the scene.

There is no word on whether speed or impaired driving were factors.