Posted: Aug 10, 2013 1:55 PM by MTN News
BROADUS, MT - A motorcycle rider died in a crash in Powder River County, Friday morning.
The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened on U.S. Highway 212 near Broadus.
The Montana Highway Patrol says a 60-year old man riding the motorcycle died. His 57-year old female passenger from Westchester, Pennsylvania suffered serious injuries.
A 2008 Hyundai Elantra was heading east on 212. A Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west
The Hyundai went around a right hand curve and crossed the center line into the westbound lane, and hit the Harley.
The car landed on the north side of the highway.
The motorcycle rider and passenger fell off the bike and slid to a stop.
The 60-year old man was Life flighted to a hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.
The 57-year old woman was taken to Billings Clinic.
The two people in the Hyundai, a 26 year old man and a 26-year old woman both from Bellevue, Washington, were not injured.
Two other motorcycles behind the Harley were not involved in the crash.
Troopers say it is unknown if alcohol and speed were factors.