Bigfork man dies in Highway 35 crash

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 18:04:31-04

KALISPELL – A Bigfork man died after colliding with a tree on Friday night.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the fatal crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Friday when a 57-year-old driving a Chevy Camaro on Montana Highway 35 near the intersection of Montana Highway 83 lost control of his vehicle.

The Camaro swerved off the road before the driver over-corrected and went into oncoming traffic. The vehicle then went into a ditch and through a barbed-wire fence before colliding with a tree.

MHP reports alcohol and speed are suspected factors in this incident. The name of the victim has not been released.