A Carbon County police deputy killed two men in a traffic accident on Friday night, Montana Highway Patrol reports. The accident took place on Highway 212 near Roberts.
The two men killed were Darren Shull, 52, of Billings, and Jesse L Beck, 45, of Rockvale, Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said in a press release. Shull was helping a man on the side of the road when he was struck, according to a GoFundMe raising money for Shull’s family.
“While driving, Darren witnessed a motorcycle go down. In true Darren fashion, he pulled his car off to the side of the road and rushed to the motorcyclist’s side to start first aid. While trying to help the motorcyclist, Darren was hit by a car and did not survive his injuries,” the GoFundMe said. It is unknown if the motorcyclist was Beck.
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The deputy was driving a Carbon County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle when they struck Shull and Beck. Where the deputy was going and the reason for the crash is unknown.
Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said the incident’s investigation was disrupted by the Iron Horse Rodeo and a 21-car