Body of crash victim recovered from river near Missoula

Fatal Crash
Posted at 8:53 AM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 10:53:11-04

MISSOULA — One person died following a Wednesday evening crash along Montana Highway 200 in Missoula County.

Search crews found the body of the victim in the Blackfoot River on Thursday afternoon.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jeannette Smith told MTN News the search effort began after it was discovered the person wasn’t in the vehicle and could not be found at their residence or any other known locations.

The identity of the person who died is not being released pending notification of the victim's family.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

We will update you if we get more information.