Motorcyclist dies after a two-vehicle collision in Great Falls

Woman dies in two-vehicle collision in Great Falls
Posted at 8:55 AM, Oct 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-18 11:01:37-04

(UPDATE, 11:41 a.m.) The Great Falls Police Department on Wednesday said that Scott Byron of Black Eagle has been charged in Great Falls Municipal Court.

Byron, 60 years old, has been charged with careless driving involving death, stop sign violation, and seatbelt violation.

The GFPD says that there was no indication that speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

(1st REPORT) A woman died recently in a two-vehicle collision in Great Falls. It happened on October 6, 2023, at about 4 p.m. near the intersection of River Drive North and 18th Avenue North.

The Montana Highway Patrol said that a 60-year old man from Black Eagle driving a pickup truck was approaching a stop sign on 18th Avenue North, slowed to about 12 miles per hour, and proceeded into the intersection.

A 27-year old Great Falls woman driving a motorcycle was in the intersection, and the pickup truck collided with the motorcycle.

The woman was taken to Benefis Health System and died several days later due to her injuries. Her name has not been released at this point.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

The MHP says that impaired driving and/or speed were not factors in the crash.

There is no word yet whether the man has been or will be charged or cited.

We will update you if we get more information.

NOTE: The initial MHP report stated the crash happened on October 17; we contacted the agency after several people told us it happened on October 6, and the MHP acknowledged the error in the initial report and sent a corrected report.