SEELEY LAKE — (UPDATE 7/18/20 11:30 AM): In a Facebook post on Saturday morning, the Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott is released the name of the 59-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash near Seeley Lake on Monday, July 13, 2020.
The deceased male has been identified as Tracy William Merritt.
The accident occurred around 4:05 p.m. near mile marker 16.4 on Highway 83.
MHP says a 59-year-old man from Helena was driving a Harley Davidson heading southbound toward Seeley Lake when he hit a deer.
The motorcycle then overturned, went off the road, and struck a tree. The man suffered fatal injuries.
A 63-year-old Helena woman -- who was also on the motorcycle -- was hurt in the accident and taken to an area hospital.
Both people were wearing helmets. MHP reports alcohol, speed, and drugs are not suspected factors in the crash.