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Deadly crash reported in Cascade County

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 10:49:15-05

GREAT FALLS — (UPDATE, 4 p.m.) The Montana Highway Patrol confirmed that a 29-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday.

The man was driving a Toyota 4Runner by himself when his vehicle drifted off the road and hit a tree. The crash was reported to MHP at 11:18 a.m., but a highway trooper said it was unclear when the crash happened and it could have occurred as early as Thursday night.

The road conditions were dry, according to MHP. Whether factors like speed or alcohol played a role in the crash were unclear to investigators as of Friday afternoon. Damage to the vehicle and body also made it difficult to determine whether he was wearing a seatbelt.

His name has not yet been released. MHP continues to investigate — we'll update you if we learn more.

(First report) One person died in a vehicle crash in Cascade County on Friday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

It happened near the intersection of US Highway 89 and Belt Park Road, several miles south of Monarch in the Little Belt Mountains.

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 11:18 a.m. on Friday.

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you when we get more information.