MT: Butte hunter killed when vehicle backs over him
October 27, 2010
Butte hunter killed when vehicle backs over him
A Butte hunter was killed when a vehicle backed over him while he was
hunting in Madison County Tuesday evening.
Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson released the man's identity as
53-year-old John Rohan.
Authorities were notified of the incident Tuesday around 10 p.m.,
according to Thompson. He said five hunters from Butte were camping at the
Warms Springs Creek camp area near the Ruby River in the Gravelly Range. The
driver of a large SUV was parking the vehicle for the night and thought
everyone was in or near the tent before backing up. Rohan happened to be
behind the vehicle and was run over. Thompson said the hunters placed Rohan
in the vehicle and drove to a nearby ranch where they called authorities.
Rohan died at the scene.
His death has been ruled as accidental but the Montana Highway Patrol
will conduct a crash investigation.
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