Posted: Aug 25, 2013 11:51 PM by MTN News
The Montana Highway Patrol said that a man from Utah died on Sunday afternoon on a Montana highway outside of Fort Peck.
Shortly before 3 p.m., the MHP responded to reports of a motorcycle driving into a ditch alongside of Montana Highway 24 around mile marker 47.
When a trooper arrived on scene, it was discovered that a Harley Davidson motorcycle has been driven southbound on the highway before it drifted east into a ditch.
The driver, a 62-year-old man from Orem, Utah, was thrown from the motorcycle after driving into the ditch and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Montana Highway Patrol determined that the driver was not wearing a helmet and that speed was not a factor in the crash.
It remained unknown Sunday evening if alcohol played a factor.
The man's name has not yet been released.