Bozeman Man in Fatal Accident Will Face Charges
A Bozeman driver has been given a citation for a vehicle-bicycle collision that killed a Bozeman High School teacher.
On October 4, 2022, the Bozeman Police Department responded to a bicycle vs. vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of North 15th Avenue and Oak Street. As a result of the collision, the involved bicyclist sustained major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. On October 8, 2022, the bicyclist, Kelly Fulton, a teacher at Bozeman High School, died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the crash.
The driver was traveling westbound on Oak Street when he failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of North 15th Avenue.
As the driver entered the intersection his vehicle struck Fulton. Fulton had been riding his bicycle and traveling southbound on 15th Avenue on a green traffic signal. Fulton was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The driver remained at the scene of the collision and has been cooperative throughout the investigation.
On October 20, the driver was issued a citation for careless driving resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, in violation of Montana Code Annotated 61-8-716(1)(2). He has been ordered to appear before the Bozeman Municipal Court to answer to the citation.
The Bozeman Police Department would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Fulton Family as well as members of the surrounding Bozeman community who knew Kelly.
For more information, please contact Bozeman Police Department Patrol Captain Joseph Swanson at 406-582-2951.