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Motorcycle crash

Billings police investigate a fatal motorcycle crash that has closed Grand Avenue at the 3600 block roundabout.

The Yellowstone County Coroner has identified a man who died in a West End motorcycle crash late Thursday, and are asking the public's help in finding another person who may have been involved in the wreck. 

Paul Sherman, 20, of Billings, died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries, according to Deputy Coroner Rich Hoffman.

The crash happened at a roundabout on the 3600 block of Grand Avenue after an apparent one-motorcycle crash was reported by a passing driver around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Billings Police Lt. Riley Finnegan said. The driver who reported the incident initially thought the person was sleeping on the roundabout. Police aren't sure when the crash occurred, and the coroner could not determine time of death. 

Skid marks on the road indicate Sherman may not have seen the roundabout and crashed into it. As of midnight Thursday, streetlights in the area were out. Police were not sure if the lights were off for nearby construction or as a result of the crash.

Sherman was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn't wearing a helmet, and speed appeared to be a factor. 

Police are now asking for the public's help finding a second motorcyclist involved in the fatal crash. 

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The motorcycle is a green Kawasaki speed bike that will have obvious body damage, according to a tweet from Billings police Friday afternoon. The green is more of a "candy apple" green.

Those with information that could help identify the motorcycle or its rider can send a message to the police on Twitter and reference case number 19-37652, or contact CrimeStoppers at 406-245-6660.

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