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Helena man identified as victim in Sunday fatal crash

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 19:34:38-04

HELENA – Authorities say a 36 year-old man died in a two vehicle crash in the Helena Valley on Sunday night.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, dispatchers received a call of a crash at Montana Avenue and Mill Road around 10:40 Sunday night.

Investigating trooper Amanda Villa says a vehicle was headed north on Montana and turning left on to Mill Road when it collided with a pickup headed south.

The driver of the car was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Sheriff-coroner Leo Dutton identified the man as Derik Austin. Dutton says Austin was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.