27-year-old James Carey from Belgrade was killed after a flat bed truck, driven by 41-year-old Roger Linton of Redfield, crossed into his lane and slammed into his truck.
One oncoming vehicle was able to swerve out of the way, but Carey’s Ford Ranger was struck. Linton was hauling a load of stone at the time of the accident.
Authorities say Linton fled the scene of the accident. His truck was found about two miles away from the scene, where it had broken down.
Deputies say they smelled alcohol at the scene and recovered a number of empty containers that were thrown from the location of the crash.
Linton was taken to the hospital for a blood alcohol test, but the results aren’t expected for a number of days.