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2 people dead in Flathead County crash

The crash happened at about 8 p.m. on Highway 2 at mile marker 101.
Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 16:50:18-04

Two people died in a crash in Flathead County on Saturday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 8 p.m. on Highway 2 at mile marker 101.

A Chevy Silverado was traveling west in the eastbound lane and a Dodge Dakota was traveling east in the appropriate lane.

Both cars swerved in an attempt to avoid each other which resulted in a head on collision, according to the MHP.

The driver of the Chevy, a 55-year-old man, was injured.

Both the driver of the Dodge, a 39-year-old man, and the passenger, a 32-year-old woman, died.

Their names have not yet been released.

The MHP says that alcohol is suspected as a factor, and they are continuing to investigate.