Kalispell Woman Dies in Early Morning Rollover

Authorities name woman who was killed in early morning car wreck

By Justin Franz

A 29-year-old Kalispell woman is dead after the vehicle she was in rolled over on Montana Highway 206 near Columbia Falls early Thursday morning.

The woman, Loretta Brown, was ejected from the sports utility vehicle after it crashed, according to Montana Highway Patrolman David Mills and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported at 5:20 a.m.

A 36-year-old Kalispell man was also in the vehicle and ejected. He received minor injuries and was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Neither passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Authorities believe alcohol was a factor.

Mills said authorities are trying to figure out who was driving the vehicle. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.

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