JORDAN, Mont. — An FBI agent was killed in a traffic crash Sunday near the ranch where anti-government "freemen" are holed up.
The agent was identified as Kevin Kramer, 34, of Sioux City, Iowa.
The death was not directly related to the standoff between federal agents and the freemen, which began March 25.
Witnesses said Kramer died after his four-wheel-drive vehicle slid off a muddy road and overturned.
In another development, a rancher ignored a threat from the freemen and moved his cattle onto state-owned land claimed by the anti-government group.
The freemen had published newspaper notices in March claiming ownership of thousands of acres of state and federal land in the area.