Young man dies in a crash in Glacier County

Young man dies in a crash in Glacier County
Posted at 6:17 PM, Jun 03, 2023

A young man died in a crash along US Highway 89 in Glacier County on Friday, June 2, 2023.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, it happened just before 6 a.m. near mile marker 91.

The MHP says the driver - a 21-year old man from Cut Bank - was driving south in a Jeep at a "high rate of speed."

The vehicle started to enter a right-hand curve but continued straight and went off the road to the left side of the ditch.

The Jeep started to turn clockwise and slid sideways through the ditch. The driver's-side tired caught in the dirt, causing the Jeep to roll several times.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle by the force of the crash and died at the scene. The name of the man has not been released by the county coroner.

According to the MHP, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.

The MHP is continuing to investigate. We will update you if we get more information.