Man dies in rollover crash near Philipsburg

Fatal Crash
Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 22:14:40-05

A 42-year-old man died Friday night in a one-car crash west of Philipsburg, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The man, a Philipsburg resident, was traveling east on Highway 348 toward town at 7:40 p.m. when he drifted off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, overcorrected, then ran off the left side of the highway, according to the highway patrol.

The vehicle, a 1987 Jeep, rolled over and landed on the passenger side.

The driver was partially ejected and he died at the scene, according to troopers.

The name of the man has not yet been released.

The man was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol is a suspected factor, according to a Montana Highway Patrol report.