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Investigation continues into Missoula accident that killed a motorcyclist

Investigation continues into Missoula accident that killed a man
Posted at 10:49 AM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 12:50:22-05

MISSOULA — An investigation into a Monday afternoon accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist is continuing.

Missoula Police Department spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh said officers responded to a collision in the 900 block of Southwest Higgins Avenue shortly before 4:45 p.m.

A 68-year-old motorcyclist who was involved in the incident was taken to a Missoula hospital where he later passed away; the name of the person has not yet been released.

Sgt. Welsh says that the driver of the passenger vehicle - identified at this point only as an 18-year-old woman - is participating in the investigation.

MPD detectives were called to the scene and are interviewing witnesses and examining evidence.

“This kind of tragedy is one that is felt in the entire community,” said Missoula Police Chief Jaeson White. “Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased driver, and ask for your patience as we complete this investigation."

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Detective Eric Weber at 40+-552-6283, or Detective Bob Franke at 406-552-6707.