Man Struck by Car Near Martin City Identified

By Beacon Staff

Authorities have identified a 27-year-old Kalispell man who was struck and killed by a vehicle near Martin City over the weekend.

Cale T. Brown was in the right lane of eastbound traffic on U.S. 2 when he was hit by a car just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Glen Barcus said investigators haven’t determined why Brown was in the area or what he was doing in the middle of the roadway. Investigators have been unable to find either a vehicle Brown may have driven into the area or anybody who may have been with him that night.

The couple in the vehicle were not injured, and authorities say excessive speed, alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash.