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2 people killed in Flathead head-on crash identified

Posted at 7:11 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 16:20:18-04

KALISPELL — Authorities have released the names of the two people who were killed in a weekend crash near Marion.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office reports that Jeffrey Lewis, 39, and Leona Veile, 32, died in the head-on accident that occurred on US Highway 2 near mile marker 101 in the Marion area.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the two vehicle crash occurred just before 8 p.m. on Saturday.

A Chevy truck being driven by a 55-year-old man from Kalispell was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane while a pickup truck was going eastbound in the appropriate lane when the drivers of both vehicles swerved into the westbound lane, and collided head on.

The driver of the Chevy was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. MHP says that alcohol is a suspected factor in the accident.