Roosevelt County rancher named Senator Steve Daines’ ‘Montanan of the Month’ for heroics following Amtrak Derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – On September 25, Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” derailed in northern Montana resulting in several injuries and three deaths. Many first responders and good Samaritans worked together to help those onboard, including a Roosevelt County man who was honored by Senator Steve Daines.

Sixty-one-year-old Daniel Hutchinson is a rancher, Navy veteran, and foster parent. He is also considered a hero.

“Just a regular guy in Montana that happened to be at the right place at the right time,” Hutchinson said.