Blaine County man dies after a one-vehicle crash

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Blaine County man dies after one-vehicle crash
Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 31, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-01 10:35:22-04

GREAT FALLS — A man died in a crash in Blaine County on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

The crash happened along Highway 529 just outside of Chinook at about 2 p.m.

On Saturday, March 30, the Montana Highway Patrol released information about the crash.

The MHP said the 68-year man from Chinook was driving east in a Chevy Silverado and went off the south side of the road.

The pickup truck traveled throught a ditch for several hundred feet and crashed into a tree.

The man was taken to a medical facility where he later died.

The MHP said that the investigation determined that the man likely had a medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

According to the MHP, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The road was dry at the time of the crash, and alcohol and/or drugs were not factors.

The name of the man has not been released. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.