Polson Woman Dies in Crash Near Lakeside

By Beacon Staff

The Montana Highway Patrol says a car collided with a semitrailer south of Lakeside, killing the Polson woman who was driving the car.

A death notice submitted to the Daily Inter Lake identified the victim as 27-year-old Samantha Schaff.

The patrol says Schaff was southbound on U.S. 93 Monday morning when she went into a right curve, crossed the centerline and collided with the trailer of a northbound Freightliner semi.

Schaff was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at Kalispell Regional Medical Center shortly before noon.

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