(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.