Carbon County Sheriff reveals deputy involved in fatal wreck

The Carbon County Sheriff’s sergeant who struck and killed two people on Highway 212 July 15 was responding to the initial motorcycle wreck, the Sheriff said in a press release Monday.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said Sergeant Kelly Carrington, who struck and killed two men on the highway near Roberts was dispatched to respond to the initial motorcycle wreck.

The press release said Carrington first responded to a traffic complaint and later received further information that a serious accident had occurred.

Darren Shull, 52, of Billings, and Jesse Beck, 35, of Rockvale, were both in Carrington’s lane on Highway 212 near Roberts when he struck them in a Carbon County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle. Schull had stopped on the side of the road to help Beck who had crashed his motorcycle according to a GoFundMe raising money for Shull’s family. 

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“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 post read.


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