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Man, dog die after SUV plunges into river

GLASGOW (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he drove an SUV through a highway intersection and into the Milk River in northeast Montana.

Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer tells The Billings Gazette that Tuesday morning’s accident on Montana 24 near Glasgow killed 46-year-old Adam Nees, whose last known address was in Rapid City, South Dakota.

A dog also was found dead at the scene.

Boyer says the SUV was traveling south on Montana 24 North when it came to a “T” intersection of Montana 24 South and Montana 42. The car appeared to have gone through a traffic sign, a barbed wire fence and a field and was found submerged in the river about 100 yards from the intersection.

A preliminary investigation indicates Nees’ death was an accidental drowning.

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