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ATV driver dies after being trapped in river near Utica


HELENA, Montana — Judith Basin County officials say a Great Falls man died when his all-terrain vehicle went down an embankment and trapped him in the Middle Fork of the Little Belt Mountains near Utica.

Deputy Coroner R.J. Brown said in a statement that 23-year-old John Wichman apparently died of hypothermia on Tuesday.

Brown says Wichman was pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was found with him and is in good condition.

The accident is under investigation.

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