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Victim of Saturday crash near Great Falls identified

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The fatal accident happened in the northbound lanes of  I-15 in Great Falls (photo credit: Chris Smyth) The fatal accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-15 in Great Falls (photo credit: Chris Smyth)
GREAT FALLS -

The man who was killed in a crash just outside of Great Falls on Saturday night has been identified as Marvin Knutson.

The Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner's Office released the man's name on Monday morning. Knutson, 72, was from Swift Current, Saskatchewan.


(original report: 4.16.17)

One person died in a Saturday night crash involving a semi truck and a minivan that happened just outside Great Falls.

The driver of the semi drove from the scene and has not yet been found. The name of the victim has not yet been released. The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 10:17 p.m. near mile marker 275 along I-15, just south of the Great Falls airport.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the semi truck was southbound on I-15 when the driver decided to turn into the “authorized only” section in the median to get to the weigh station.

The Dodge Caravan was northbound on I-15, when the semi turned and entered into the northbound lane. The Caravan moved into the passing lane to avoid the semi but still made contact with the right rear side of the trailer.

The semi truck driver continued into the weigh station, stopped for a moment, but then drove away. Authorities have not located the semi which is believed to have damage on the rear right side of the trailer.

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