Alberton man hurt in Highway 12 motorcycle crash

Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 23:40:12-04

LOLO PASS – An Alberton man was flown to a Missoula hospital on Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle near the Idaho/Montana state line.

The Idaho State Police reports Mark L. Armstrong, 55, was traveling west on US Highway 12 at milepost 169.8 on his 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a left curve, went on the right shoulder and hit gravel.

Armstrong then lost control of his motorcycle, struck a concrete barrier and was thrown from the motorcycle. ISP reports that  Armstrong was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Highway 12 was blocked for approximately 30 minutes while Life Flight landed.