GREAT FALLS — One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Flathead County on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 43-year-old woman from Idaho died and a 22-year-old Kalispell man was injured in the crash.
It happened just before noon on U.S. Highway 2 near mile marker 103, close to the town of Marion.
The MHP says that GMC Arcadia driven by the woman from Idaho was eastbound on Highway 2 when her vehicle partially drifted into the westbound lane and struck a Chevy Silverado head-on.
The Idaho woman — who was wearing a lap belt but not her shoulder belt, according to the MHP — died at the scene.
The Kalispell man, who was wearing a seatbelt, was flown via ALERT Helicopter to Logan Health with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The MHP report indicates that speed and/or impaired driving were not factors in the crash.
The name of the woman who died has not been released. We will update you if we get more information.