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Bigfork man identified as fatal motorcycle crash victim

Posted at 1:25 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 15:25:48-04

POLSON — Authorities have released the name of a motorcyclist who died after hitting a deer.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that Samuel Keirle, 26, of Bigfork died after hitting a deer on Montana Highway 35 near mile marker 28.

Authorities were notified of the accident at approximately 9 p.m. on July 16 and it was determined by first responders that the motorcyclist -- later identified as Keirle -- who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, had died, according to Sheriff Bell.

The Montana Highway Patrol is conducting the crash investigation.