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Victim of fatal crash near Bigfork ID’d

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 11:02:08-05
Bigfork Fatal Accident
A Kalispell man died in a head-on accident near Bigfork on 1.28.19. (MTN News image)

KALISPELL – Authorities have released the name of the Kalispell man who died earlier this week in a head-on crash near Bigfork.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says that Brandon Heath Nelson, 38, died in the head-on accident that happened at around 7 p.m. on  Monday on Montana Highway 83.

Nelson was the only person in the vehicle when it crossed the centerline traveling eastbound when it collided head-on with a westbound BNSF utility truck, according to Sheriff Heino.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene. The Montana Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident.