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Death of boy in Great Falls spurs lawsuit

A tragic case is unfolding north of Gallatin County up in Great Falls. A wrongful death action is now pending, an outgrowth of an incident that never should have happened in the first place. A 10-year-old boy was shot and killed by an 11-year-old in March, using his father's rifle and ammunition. The accused boy recently pled true to the allegation of negligent homicide, which occurred at the Aspen Village apartments where the father was a tenant and also a maintenance worker.

Severe weather leads to multiple accidents in Gallatin County

Recently, severe weather in Montana made driving hazardous. On Nov. 5, first responders and tow trucks spent the day clearing wrecked cars from roads after an early-season snow. The severe weather led to a high number of auto accidents during the day. In one accident, a pickup truck rolled over and landed in Cottonwood Creek. Fortunately, there were no reports of serious injuries, but many of those involved in auto accidents suffered from minor injuries, including cuts and bruises.

Two accidental shootings in Montana caused by same model rifle

There have been reported accidental shootings in Montana involving Remington Model 700 rifles. A 14-year old was injured in 1988 after his brother released the safety on the gun which caused it to discharge without touching the trigger. And in a 2000 incident, a 9-year old Montana boy was killed allegedly due to an inadvertent discharge resulting from use of the same Remington model rifle. This discharge supposedly occurred when the 9-year old boy's mother pushed the safety switch on.

Single-car accident kills one, injures another near Manhattan

A Gallatin County, Montana, car accident claimed the life of one man and threatened that of another, after a horrific early morning one-car crash on Oct. 25. A 1997 Ford Explorer was said to be traveling westbound on the frontage road near Manhattan between 2 and 3:30 a.m.

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