Woman, 82, dies in crash on Montana 40

Print Article

A Whitefish woman was killed in a crash on Montana 40 at Dillon Road Thursday afternoon when her vehicle spun out of control and collided with a dump truck on icy roads.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Doris Field, 82. Field was driving eastbound on Montana 40 around 4 p.m. when her Toyota Camry crossed the center line and was struck by a westbound dump truck.

The drivers of the vehicles traveling behind those involved in the fatal crash collided trying to avoid the scene, causing a separate crash immediately after, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

Field was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to Highway Patrol trooper Doug Underwood.

The driver of the dump truck, a 66-year-old man from Columbia Falls, and his passenger were reportedly uninjured.

All occupants involved in the crash were wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol or drug impairment is not being considered a factor. The Camry was traveling at a rate of speed that was too fast for the winter road conditions, according to the trooper.

The two vehicles traveling behind the accident T-boned as the drivers attempted to avoid the collision in front of them, said Underwood. The occupants of a white Chevy Yukon and a black Cadillac Escalade were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a result of this crash, he said.

Reporter Breeana Laughlin can be reached at 758-4441 or blaughlin@dailyinterlake.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Preserving Flathead River might someday require permit system

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake One older man who described himself as a fisherman said he first floated the North Fork in 1956. He shook his head. “The task in front of you is insurmountable,” he said. The U.S. Forest Service ...

Comments

Read More

Report ranks UM top university in state

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake MISSOULA – The University of Montana is the highest-ranked institution of higher learning in the state, according to the 2019 World University Rankings. Founded in 2004, The Times Higher Education...

Comments

Read More

Salon offers extensions as breast-cancer fundraiser

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Pink hair isn’t just for the bold and artistic types this month. Dozens of women, men and children around the Flathead Valley are sporting neon streaks in support of local breast-cancer patients. An...

Comments

Read More

Tests show concentrations of cyanide near CFAC landfills

October 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm | Hungry Horse News Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. officials released more data in a meeting Wednesday night that further pinpoints old landfills north of the plant as being the primary culprits for pollution at the Superf...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X