Posted: Jun 7, 2013 12:30 PM by MTN News
KALISPELL - A man in his 20s was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 2 near Kalispell on Friday morning.
The wreck happened at about 10:30 a.m. A car, driven by the victim, crossed the center line and hit a minivan head-on just west of the Glacier Park International Airport, Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Lieb said.
The driver of the car was killed on impact. A female passenger was critically injured and was taken by Alert Helicopter to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Lieb said. The driver of the minivan is hospitalized with serious injuries.
The victims' names have not been released, although Lieb says the man who was killed is from the area.
The investigation into the crash is still underway.
The wreck shut down most of the busy road for nearly two hours, causing heavy traffic delays in the area. The Montana Department of Transportation reported that the road reopened at around 12:15 p.m.
This marks the second fatal crash on U.S. Highway 2 in the Kalispell area this week.
- Dax VanFossen, Mark Thorsell and Mike Powers included in this report. Photo from Dax VanFossen.