Two Dead After Weekend of Crashes in Montana

Two people died in vehicle crashes over the weekend throughout Montana. The first crash occurred Friday night when Connor Chilcote, 20, wrecked his Harley Davidson motorcycle on US Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo, Montana. The Missoula County Sheriff’s office released Chilcote’s name to the public Monday morning.

Montana Highway Patrol believe Chilcote was traveling south along Highway 93 when he somehow lost control of his motorcycle. The crash occurred after Chilcote lost control of his motorcycle while turning along a sharp left-hand bend in the highway. Chilcote skidded off the right embankment where he hit a concrete highway divider and was thrown into a tree and then into a nearby ditch. The crash sent Chilcote’s motorcycle hurtling into opposing traffic until it came to a stop in a passing lane.

Police do not believe drugs nor alcohol are to blame for the crash.

The second crash took place Sunday night when a Missoula man, 45, died in a single-vehicle crash. Montana Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on Highway 210 not far from Turah, Montana. Driving an older Chevy Tahoe, the victim failed to pass another vehicle and drove off the side of the road. He attempted to steer back onto the road and ended up flipping the Tahoe. The SUV eventually came to a stop between some trees and nearby parked cars.

Investigators believe the victim died instantly. They suspect speed as being the cause of the crash.

The deaths bring the total of roadway fatalities in Montana to 15 for the month of July and 81 for the year.

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