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One person dead in East Helena crash

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A man was killed Saturday afternoon after hitting a truck pulling a boat.

The incident occurred at the corner of Lane Avenue and Highway 12 in East Helena.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a west-bound pickup truck hauling a boat was turning left on to Lane Avenue when an east-bound motorcyclist struck the boat.

The motorcycle missed the truck and boat but the 70-year-old man struck the boat and sustained injuries to his head and chest.

According to the MHP, it appeared that the driver laid down his motorcycle before the crash.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

Speed was not a factor in the crash and both drivers had a green light.

No citations have been issued pending further investigation. 

Lewis & Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg said the motorcyclist died of blunt force injuries as a result of the crash.

Backeberg said he is working to notify next of kin.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

We will update you as we get more information.

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