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Accident Information File


06/02/2002
A 22-year-old man died after he ran off a 120-foot cliff near Culbertson, Mont., while trying to avoid law officers. The victim and 12 to 15 other young people had been attending a party in a gravel pit along the north side of the Missouri River. For reasons unknown, when county deputies arrived at the scene of the party, a foot chase ensued and the man ran off a 120-foot cliff. He was pronounced dead at the base of the cliff by the corner's office. A young woman who also ran off the cliff was hospitalized with injuries.