Two motorcyclists died in separate accidents on Tuesday
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Two motorcyclists died in separate accidents on Tuesday

GREAT FALLS — Two people died Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in separate motorcycle crashes in Yellowstone County.


The first incident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 87 on the way to Roundup near mile marker 16.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old Livingston man was driving north and tried to pass on the shoulder when he noticed the saddlebag was open and tried to close it.

The motorcycle then crossed the northbound and southbound lanes and exited the westbound side of the road. The driver lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Lifesaving measures were taken, but the man died at the scene. His name has not been released.

MHP says the man was not wearing a helmet and drugs/alcohol were not factors in the crash.


The second recent crash occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 94 east near mile marker 1.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 67-year-old man from Billings was traveling east when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail.

The man died at the scene; his name has not been released.

MHP says the man was not wearing a helmet and drugs/alcohol were not factors in the crash.



Two motorcyclists died in separate accidents on Tuesday

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