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Billings man who died in a crash identified

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Billings, Montana – The 55-year-old Billings man who died in a head-on collision east of Laurel on Saturday has been identified.

Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Rich Hoffman stated Tuesday that Clifton Dale Sullenger died as a result of blunt force injuries.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, the accident happened on Interstate 90 westbound around mile marker 436, east of Strauch Road.

Sullenger was driving a Hyundai Tucson that “more than likely” entered the highway at the Laurel on-ramp and was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, according to a Montana Highway Patrol investigation.

According to the highway patrol, the car collided head-on with a GMC Sierra driven by a 31-year-old Roundup woman in the westbound passing lane.

The woman’s injuries required the use of Life Flight. She remained unidentified.

According to the MHP report, alcohol is suspected as a factor.

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