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Great Falls crash victim identified as 72-year old man

Great Falls crash victim identified as 72-year old man
Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 11:06:08-04

Cascade County Sheriff has identified the man who died in a collision last week in Great Falls as Jess Curtiss.

Curtiss was 72 years old, according to Sheriff Slaughter.

The collision involving a motorcycle and a car happened at about 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8th, at the intersection of 10th Avenue South and 39th Street.

According to the GFPD, the motorcyclist was eastbound on 10th Avenue South and a car driven by Curtiss was westbound.

Curtis made a left-hand turn on to 39th Street, and the motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the car.

Both drivers were taken to Benefis Health System, where Curtiss passed away.

At last report, the motorcycle driver was hospitalized in critical condition. There is no word at this point if the person will be charged or cited for the crash.

At this time, police believe speed on the part of the motoryclist was a factor; there is no indication at this point that impaired driving was a factor. There were no passengers involved in the crash.