HELENA – A 67-year-old Philipsburg man died Saturday after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a deer.
Broadwater County Sheriff-Coroner Wynn Meehan has identified the victim as Michael Allen Brenner.
The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, on U.S. Highway 12 about a mile east of Townsend.
Sheriff Meehan said Brenner and a female passenger were riding back from an ATV event when a deer crossed the highway in front of them.
He believes the deer jumped up and crashed into Brenner in mid-air.
Sheriff Meehan said Brenner hit the asphalt and that he died of serious blunt-force injuries. The passenger had minor injuries and was released from the hospital.
Sheriff Meehan said alcohol did not play a role in the crash.
-Jonathon Ambarian reporting for MTN News