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Girl dies on Crow Reservation after fall from pickup truck toolbox


A 12-year-old Hardin girl struck her head and died of the injuries after falling off the toolbox in the bed of a pickup truck she was riding on Saturday afternoon, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on Highway 313 about 13 miles south of Hardin on the Crow Indian Reservation when the driver swerved to the left for unknown reasons, after which the girl fell over the passenger side of the truck bed at around 4:20 p.m., according to a report provided by MHP dispatch.

The girl had been sitting next to another 12-year-old girl on a toolbox behind the pickup's rear window and Coughlin said four children under the age of 10 were also in the cab of the truck with the 37-year-old female driver. No one else was injured in the incident, according to Coughlin.


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