Posted: Sep 5, 2012 5:28 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 9:39 PM
WILSALL- Officials have identified two men killed in a motorcycle pileup near Wilsall on Sunday.
Cote Fugere, 29, from Bozeman and Mark Swanger, 40, from Belgrade died in the crash. Three others were injured.
The Park County Coroner confirms the motorcyclists were participating in a poker run at the time of the crash. None were wearing helmets.
Around 6 p.m. Sunday, on Highway 86, the driver of the first motorcycle, followed by three other motorcycles, tried to pass on a double yellow line on a curve and hit a Toyota Tundra head-on, according to MHP. The first motorcycle crashed into the truck, causing a chain reaction with other motorcycles. The rider on a fifth motorcycle tried to avoid the crash and laid down the bike, avoiding the pileup.