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Columbia Falls man ID’d as fatal crash victim

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 17:03:18-04

KALISPELL — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a Friday crash in Northwest Montana.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says 41-year-old Bradly Nieves of Columbia Falls died in the accident that occurred at the intersection of US Highway 2 and Cottonwood Drive.

Nieves died when a motorcycle was struck by a passenger car attempting to cross the highway, according to a Montana Highway Patrol report.

Nieves died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Montana Highway Patrol.

Correction/clarification: A previous version of this article contained information from the Flathead Sheriff's Office that the motorcycle struck the car. A review of a Montana Highway Patrol incident report shows that was incorrect.