Sun River man identified as crash victim

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 19:30:59-04

The man who died in a crash on Sunday between Great Falls and Vaughn has been identified as Norman D. Harris.

Harris, 80 years old, was from Sun River, according to Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards.

Harris was driving a GMC Sonoma southbound on I-15, and according to the Montana Highway Patrol, was driving significantly slower than the driver of the Nissan Xterra; the Nissan rear-ended the GMC.

The GMC went off the road and rolled, partially ejecting and ultimately killing Harris.

Harris was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the MHP.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

The Montana Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

We do not yet know if any charges will be filed.

(1st Report, 11:36 a.m.) Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash along I-15 between Great Falls and Vaughn.

The crash happened near mile marker 284, and at least two and possibly three vehicles are involved.

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 11:32 a.m. on Sunday.

Initial reports indicate that at least one person has been injured.

Responding agencies include the MHP, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Vaughn Fire, Great Falls Emergency Services, and a Mercy Flight helicopter.

Southbound traffic is being diverted at this time.

We have a reporter at the scene and will update you as we get more information.