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Helena man dies after crashing motorized bicycle

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 19:55:42-04

HELENA – Helena police say a 49 year-old Helena man died after crashing a motorized bicycle on Saturday.

Police were called to the intersection of Poplar street and Montana avenue just before 6 p.m. to investigate the crash.

Sheriff-Coroner Leo Dutton identified the man as Jason Dupree

According to investigators, Dupree was headed north on Montana Avenue on a motor-assisted bicycle when he struck a curb and was thrown from the bike.

Dupree was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of blunt force injuries early the next morning.

Helena Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor.