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Butte man dies in semi-truck crash near Havre

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:32:57-04

HAVRE — A Butte man died in a semi-truck crash just outside of Havre Monday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. a few miles east of Havre, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The man was driving a semi-truck west on Highway 2 when his front passenger-side tire failed.

He drove off the road and hit an embankment. The truck overturned and landed on its side.

The MHP reported speed is not ruled out as a factor, however, the main cause of the crash is tire failure.

The semi-truck was hauling water for a construction company and the man was the only occupant.

The name of the victim, who was in his 60s, has not yet been released.

We will update you with any new information.