Authorities identify Philipsburg man killed in ATV collision with deer near Townsend

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 17:27:37-04

Broadwater County Sheriff's Office

(HELENA) Authorities in Broadwater County have identified a 67-year-old Philipsburg man who died Saturday after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a deer.

County sheriff-coroner Wynn Meehan identified him as Michael Allen Brenner.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, on U.S. Highway 12 about a mile east of Townsend.

Meehan said Brenner and a female passenger were riding back from an ATV event when a deer crossed the highway in front of them. He believes the deer jumped up and crashed into Brenner in mid-air.

Meehan said Brenner hit the asphalt, and that he died of serious blunt-force injuries.

The passenger had minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Meehan said alcohol did not play a role in the crash.