Sheriff Identifies Victims of Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident


On the evening of Thursday October 27, 2022, The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office investigated a two-vehicle fatality that occurred near I-90, mile marker 293. A wrong way driver traveling Westbound collided with another vehicle traveling East. The drivers of both vehicles were declared dead at the scene. The driver traveling East was identified as 18-year-old Brielle Papavero of Billings. The wrong way driver traveling West, was identified as 25-year-old Madalynn Raab of Bozeman. Cause of death for both was determined to be blunt force injuries and the manner was ruled an accident.

Sheriff Springer wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brielle Papavero and Madalynn Raab during this time.

Beker Cuelho, Chief Deputy Coroner

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