Plains man dies in motorcycle crash

Posted at 10:03 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 12:22:17-04
Plains fatal motorcycle crash
A Plains man died Wednesday evening in a motorcycle crash on Highway 200 in Sanders County.

PLAINS – A motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Montana Highway 200 in Sanders County on Wednesday evening.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. at mile marker 79.6, just south of Plains.

A 59-year-old Plains man was driving a Harley Davidson on Montana Highway 200 when he crossed the center line and struck a guardrail.

MHP reports the motorcycle continued west in the eastbound lanes for several hundred feet before diving into a ditch.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. According to MHP Dispatch, it’s believed the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspect and roads were dry at the time. The MHP is continuing to investigate the accident.

-Kent Luetzen reporting for MTN News