Whitefish Crash Victim Identified

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Whitefish man who died in a vehicle crash on Saturday.

Fred A. Dietrich, 54, was the only person in the vehicle when it left the roadway on East Edgewood Drive in Whitefish and struck a tree. The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that Dietrich was speeding and failed to negotiate a right-hand turn at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he struck the tree.

Dietrich was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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