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Man killed in Creston accident ID'd

by Daily Inter Lake
| November 19, 2021 3:51 PM

A 45-year-old Kalispell man who died Monday afternoon after being struck while attempting to secure a load on a trailer has been identified.

According to Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino, Brandon Eric Roberts died in the mishap that happened on Dyer Road in Creston near the intersection with Montana 35.

The report indicates Roberts was driving a Dodge pickup with a trailer before pulling to the side of the road. Roberts then stepped out of the vehicle to strap down a load.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Daub, crews were nearby doing grading work on the gravel road. A 56-year-old man from Columbia Falls driving a Caterpillar semi truck loaded with gravel was backing down Dyer Road when the semi contacted the rim of the Dodge truck.

The semi truck driver stopped upon contact and found Roberts on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi truck was uninjured.