MISSOULA — Authorities have identified Mark Provo of Bigfork as the man who died in a weekend crash in Lake County.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said on Tuesday that Provo, 50 years old, died in the Sunday crash that happened on Montana Highway 83 near the intersection of Sunburst Drive.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause and manner of death while the Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
“We send our condolences to the family of Mr. Provo,” Sheriff Bell said in a statement.
(SEPTEMBER 19, 2021) A Bigfork man died in a crash on MT Highway 83 southeast of Ferndale on Sunday, September 19, 2021, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
The MHP crash report said the 50-year-old man was southbound in a Jeep Wrangler on MT-83 when the vehicle went off the road to the right at around 2 a.m.
The man overcorrected to the left, causing the Wrangler to roll at least three and a half times before coming to rest on the driver's side.
The man was not wearing his seat belt. He was ejected from the vehicle died at the scene.
The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Road conditions were damp, according to the report, and speed is suspected as a factor.
The name of the man has not yet been released.
We will update you if we get more information.