Man dies after pickup truck crashes during chase in Blaine County

Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 18:26:27-05

A man died after his pickup truck crashed during a chase in Blaine County on Tuesday.

The name of the man has not yet been released.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, troopers were dispatched at about 8 p.m. after Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies engaged in a chase of a man driving a pickup truck that was reported stolen.

The driver of the truck was northbound on Elloam Road north of Chinook when he apparently lost control and skidded off the road, causing the pickup to roll several times.

The man was thrown from the truck by the force of the crash. He was taken to Northern Medical Center, and then airlifted to Benefis Health System in Great Falls where he died.

He was the only person in the truck.

According to the MHP, the man was not wearing a seatbelt, and speed was a factor in the crash.

Authorities have not released any other details at this point; we will update you if we get more information.