Driver Killed in Montana Highway 83 Crash

A female passenger was wearing her seatbelt and suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries

By Beacon Staff

A male driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Montana Highway 83 near the Salmon Prairie Access site over the weekend.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the unnamed male was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries. The accident occurred around 10 a.m., July 9 at approximately mile marker 51. A female passenger was wearing her seatbelt and suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries, Bell said.

The names of the victim will be released following proper family notification.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and local fire and ambulance services responded to the crash.

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