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Man killed after hitting empty school bus near Whitefish ID'd

Posted at 10:54 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 16:54:47-04

WHITEFISH — Authorities have released the name of a man who died after his vehicle rear-ended an empty school bus in south of Whitefish on Thursday.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office reports that 48-year-old Theron Jensen of Bigfork died after hitting the stopped bus on US Highway 93 at mile marker 124 at 7:46 a.m.

Jensen was extricated from the pickup truck and taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

The school bus driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no students on the second bus that the driver rear-ended.

The accident is being investigated by the Montana Highway Patrol.