1 killed in crash on Mineral County logging road

Posted at 8:43 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 13:59:58-04
Quartz Creek Fatal Accident
(MTN News image)

MISSOULA – One person died in a single vehicle crash on a logging road in the Quartz Creek area near Tarkio in Mineral County.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash was discovered at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, but authorities are unsure of the exact time the crash occurred.

An MHP trooper told MTN News that the driver appeared to have been heading west when the vehicle went off the road, rolled over and then went down an embankment.

The vehicle then hit a tree and the victim was ejected. When emergency responders arrived on scene the driver was already dead.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.