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Columbia Falls man dies after being ejected from vehicle

by HILARY MATHESON
Daily Inter Lake | March 14, 2021 3:35 PM

A 35-year-old Columbia Falls man died after being ejected from his vehicle in Lincoln County Saturday.

Montana Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of the crash on U.S. 2 near White Haven at 11:20 a.m. According to troopers, the man was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon westbound on U.S. 2 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and went off the shoulder at mile marker 38. The SUV rolled multiple times and the driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The man was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol and speed are suspected factors in the crash. Road conditions were bare and dry.

There have been 45 traffic fatalities on Montana highways in 2021.