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Man pinned in car three days

Sun., Aug. 4, 2013

MISSOULA – Authorities have identified a man who was trapped in his car for three days after rolling the vehicle in a remote part of Montana as Shaun Lee, 30, of South Carolina.

Lee remained hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a Missoula hospital Saturday morning.

Benjamin Hegg, a member of a U.S. Forest Service fire crew working in the Ninemile Ranger District west of Missoula, said workers found Lee trapped in his Chevy Impala on Friday morning. The car was upside down on an embankment and in a precarious position, so the crew members used a fire hose to stabilize the vehicle by tying it to a tree and administered first aid until emergency workers arrived.

Lee was conscious but was pinned by the steering wheel and lying against the door of the vehicle, fire crew member Patrick Oakley said.

The crash happened along a gravel road in the Lolo National Forest.


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