UPDATE: Dump Truck Accident Victim Identified

By Beacon Staff

A 35-year-old man was crushed to death when the hydraulics on a dump truck failed as he tried to repair the truck in Kalispell on Monday.

He has been identified as Robert Lynn Byrd of Kalispell.

Kalispell police say Byrd and another man were clearing snow in a construction parking lot Monday afternoon when the equipment malfunctioned. The men were trying to repair the dump truck when the hydraulics failed. Byrd was crushed and died instantly at the scene, according to the Flathead Sheriff’s Department. The other man was able to get out of the way.