GREAT FALLS — (UPDATE, JULY 12) Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has identified the man who died as Brian Wayne Hallsted of Dutton.
Hallsted’s cause of death was blunt force trauma; manner of death was accidental.
Family members have been notified.
(1st REPORT, JULY 11) A man died in a one-car crash on I-15 just northwest of Great Falls overnight. It happened at about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday.
The Montana Highway Patrol says that the driver of Subaru was northbound near marker 284.
He lost control of the car, over-corrected to the left, and the car rotated counter-clockwise and went into the median, where it rolled several times across the southbound lane, coming to rest on a guardrail facing southbound.
The man died at the scene. The man was wearing his seatbelt, and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, according to the MHP; the investigation continues.
According to the MHP, the 49-year old man was from Dutton; his name has not yet been released.
There was no mention of any passengers.
We will update you if we get more information.