Authorities Identify Woman Killed in Evergreen Motorcycle Accident

Female victim was not wearing a helmet and was fatally injured in the crash

By Dillon Tabish

A 35-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident on Montana Highway 35 in Evergreen.

Abbey Delaney Jones, of Kalispell, was the driver of a motorcycle involved in a fatal crash, according to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper James Hawkins said the two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Helena Flats Road and Highway 35 at around 12:30 p.m., July 9.

A sport utility vehicle was driving south on Helena Flats Road and attempted to turn east onto Highway 35. The motorcycle was westbound on the highway and collided into the front of the sport utility vehicle.

Jones, who was not wearing a helmet, was fatally injured in the crash. A juvenile male was riding on the motorcycle and was wearing a helmet. The passenger received serious injuries but nothing believed to be life threatening at this time, according to the highway patrol.

The driver of the SUV was unharmed.

The crash remains under investigation.