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Stevensville man identified as crash victim

Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 17:38:59-04

Authorities have identified Michael Apple as the man who died in a Saturday crash south of Lolo.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott says that Michael Apple of Stevensville was 59 years old.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the head-on collision occurred at mile marker 79 on U.S. Highway 93 South just before 2 p.m. on Saturday.

MHP reports that the two vehicles involved were a Ford F-150 pickup truck and a GMC Sierra.

Apple, who was driving the Ford, died from his injuries.

Authorities say he was driving southbound when he crossed the center line and collided with the GMC.

The two passengers in the GMC, a man from Huson and a woman from Missoula, both 48 years old, were hurt in the crash.

MHP reports that alcohol and/or drugs are believed to have played a role in the crash.

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