Kalispell Man Dies in Dirt Bike Accident

By Beacon Staff

A 51-year-old Kalispell man is dead after suffering extensive injuries in a dirt bike accident.

Flathead County sheriff’s deputies say Bret Sickmann died before rescue personnel could reach him Wednesday night. The accident happened just before 9:30 p.m.

Deputies say Sickmann was riding a dirt bike on a steep trail in a wooded area.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating, and said Thursday they did not yet know the cause of death.

Authorities say Sickmann was riding with friends at the time.

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