Whitefish Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash

By Beacon Staff

The Montana Highway Patrol says a 39-year-old man is dead, following a one-vehicle crash south of Whitefish.

Timothy Kramer, a pediatric dentist from Whitefish, died shortly before midnight Friday when his pickup rolled on a private road.

Trooper Dustin LeRette says the pickup veered to the right side of the road, and Kramer overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The pickup rolled onto its top.

LeRette says Kramer wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was pinned under the pickup. He died at the scene.

LeRette says Kramer’s one passenger was wearing a seat belt and suffered no serious injuries. His name was not released.

LeRette says alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Kramer founded Kalispell Kidds, a pediatric dental practice to serve children of all income levels. His funeral Service is Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 230 Baker Ave. in Whitefish. A memorial service will immediately follow at the Monterra in Whitefish. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lutheran Community Christian School, c/o Heather Lockhart, 5150 River Lakes Parkway, Whitefish, MT 59937, 406-871-6377.