Brayden Hammill Obituary, Death Cause – The young man from Billings who was killed in a crash on May 11 while he was driving a stolen pickup truck south of Columbus has been positively identified by the investigators who were looking into the case. He was driving the stolen vehicle at the time of the accident, and he was involved in the collision.
The office of the sheriff in Sweet Grass County, Montana, received a phone call on May 11 indicating that a Ford F350 pickup truck had been taken from a property in the county that was located on Stockade Road. The property was located in the county. Between Absarokee and Columbus, on Montana State Highway 78, a deputy noticed a truck that matched the description moving in the direction of the north.
According to the Park County Coroner Al Jenkins, who made the news on Tuesday, the driver was a man by the name of Brayden Hammill, who was 20 years old. Hammill was recognized as the person responsible for the crash. The Stillwater County sheriff’s office, the Stillwater County coroner’s office, the Montana Highway Patrol, and the state Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing their inquiries into the deadly accident that occurred in Stillwater County.
The officer made an effort to pull over the driver of the truck, but the driver sped off down Whitebird Creek Road, away from the highway, before the officer could catch up with him. After the truck overturned at the scene of the accident, the driver of the truck, who had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the impact, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.