POLSON – Authorities have released the names of the three people who died in a Monday morning accident in the Mission Valley.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said Audrey Moran, 66, of Polson, David Temte, 20, and Benjamin Temte, 20, — both from Bloomington Minnesota, died in the crash, which happened around 7:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 North in the Nine Pipes area.
The Montana Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.
Sheriff Bell said the bodies of the drivers of the vehicles have been sent to the Montana Crime Lab in Missoula.
(June 24, 2019) Three people died in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on U.S. Highway 93 north of St. Ignatius.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell told MTN News the crash was reported after 7 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 North about one mile north of Nine Pipe Lodge.
Bell said two vehicles were involved in the accident. One car was from out-of-state while the second vehicle had Montana plates.
Sheriff Bell said three people were killed in the crash and identities and ages will be released later after families have been notified.
The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours.
The Montana Department of Transportation reported northbound traffic is being diverted via Montana Highway 200 to Montana Highway 212 and then back onto U.S. Highway 93.
Meanwhile, southbound traffic is being diverted via Montana Highway 212 to Montana Highway 200 and then back onto U.S. Highway 93.