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UPDATE 1 person hurt in head-on crash north of Kalispell

A cement truck and Volvo collided head-on
Crash snarling traffic between Kalispell and Whitefish
Crash snarling traffic between Kalispell and Whitefish
Posted at 2:27 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 16:27:12-04

UPDATE: May 5, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

One person was taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning after a crash involving a cement truck in the Flathead Valley.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Fetterhoff tells MTN News that the driver of a cement truck turned left off Hodgson Road onto US Highway 93 but failed to see a gray Volvo that was in the northbound lane.

Hwy 93 Kalispell Whitefish Accident.jpg<div class="Figure-credit" itemprop="author">Sean Wells/MTN News
Emergency crews on the scene of a crash on US Highway 93 near Hodgson Road, between Kalispell and Whitefish on May 5, 2020.

The cement truck hit the Volvo head-on and both vehicles caught on fire. The driver of Volvo suffered minor injuries and was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The driver of the cement truck was not injured in the accident that happened at 9:53 a.m.

Northbound US Highway 93 was fully while crews worked to clear the scene near mile marker 123.


(first report: May 5, 2020 - 11:09 a.m.)

An accident is causing traffic delays in the Flathead Valley.

Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on US Highway 93 near Hodgson Road, between Kalispell and Whitefish.

The northbound lanes are blocked near mile marker 123. There is also partial lane blockage to the southbound lanes of Highway 93 in the area.

The Montana Highway Patrol was called out to what is being described as an accident with injuries shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

We will have more information on.this developing story as it becomes available.

-information from Sean Wells included in this report.