Kalispell Man Victim of Fatal Crash

By Beacon Staff

HELENA (AP) – Officials have identified the victims of two recent highway crashes in western Montana.

Williard A. Stockwell, 84, of Kalispell, died early Monday of injuries he suffered in a crash on Sunday afternoon.

The patrol said Stockwell was stopped at a stop sign, but pulled out into an intersection into the path of another car and was broad-sided. Trooper Bob Hensley said it appeared Stockwell didn’t see the approaching car.

The 20-year-old driving the other car suffered minor injuries.

Brett M. Parton, 45, of Stevensville, died Monday morning when he lost control of his pickup while going around a curve on Secondary 269 near Victor.

The Montana Highway Patrol said his truck crashed through two fences and came to rest in a field.

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