Big Horn County Montana Sheriff Killed In Vehicle Collision

November 20, 2023

News – Sheridan Media

A 2-vehicle collision has claimed the life of the Big Horn County Montana Sheriff.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, sometime after 5pm on Sunday, November 19th, 55-year old Darrell King was driving in a private vehicle on US Highway 212 near the Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument, when he collided head-on with a semi-trailer.

King was pronounced dead at the scene and troopers say they believe speed and alcohol were not contributing factors in the incident which is still under investigation.

He is a former Marine who took over as Sheriff this past January after being elected to the position last year.

Big Horn County Commissioners have appointed Undersheriff Jeromie Middlestead as interim sheriff.

Last modified: November 20, 2023

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