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Libby man dies in crash near Happy's Inn

by The Western News
| July 17, 2023 11:00 AM

A Libby man died in a traffic crash early Monday morning near Happy’s Inn.

According to a report by Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Virgil Sadewasser, the 42-year-old man was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup truck east at 12:24 a.m. on U.S. 2 at milemarker 67 when it drifted off the right side of the road and hit the back side of a guardrail.

The vehicle continued off an embankment, rolled four times and hit a tall tree stump before coming to rest.

The man was not wearing a seat belt and speed was a suspected factor in the crash. Alcohol or drugs were not listed as factors.