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Man dies following collision with semi near Cardwell

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 18:51:22-05

CARDWELL — A motorist died after hitting the rear of semi-truck that had pulled off to the side of Interstate 90 near the Cardwell Hill early Monday.

The westbound semi struck a bull elk about 4 a.m. on I-90 near mile marker 253. The driver pulled his disabled truck to the side of the interstate, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

A man driving a Ford Crown Victoria heading west also hit the dead elk and drove into the rear of the semi. The man died at the scene. A dog in the car was injured, but survived the crash.

MHP has not released the identity of the victim. No further details were immediately available.