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ATV driver dies after crashing into logging truck

Posted at 4:09 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 18:48:20-05

COLUMBIA FALLS — The driver of an ATV died on Friday near Columbia Falls after crashing into a logging truck.

Trooper Laramie Stefani with the Montana Highway Patrol says it happened at about 2 p.m. on US Highway 2, about three miles south of the intersection with US Highway 40.

The ATV was on the shoulder of the road and for some reason the driver did a U-turn in front of the logging truck; the driver of the truck tried avoiding the collision, but tipped and hit the ATV.

The ATV driver died at the scene; the person's name has not yet been released.

The logging truck driver was taken to a hospital for injuries; the nature and severity of the injuries has not been disclosed.

The MHP says that alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been factors, and is continuing to investigate.

We will update you if we get more details.