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Two injured in Lakeside wreck involving log truck

by Daily Inter Lake
| May 20, 2021 3:10 PM

Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash in Lakeside.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Raymond, a southbound SUV driven by a 56-year-old Flathead Valley woman drifted out of her lane and into the north lane where it collided with a log truck driven by a 46-year-old man from Kalispell.

Raymond said the collision resulted in the front axle of the truck being broken and the truck hit a parked pickup with a trailer before hitting a kayak rental shop. A person inside the shop had minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

Raymond said impairment is not believed to be a cause of the crash, but said it is possible the driver of the SUV may have fallen asleep.

The drivers were both taken to Logan Health for treatment of their injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

Raymond also asked people who witness accidents to avoid the crash scene and stay behind areas taped off where investigators are working.