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ATV rider dies after tree falls on him near Libby

The man's name has not yet been released.
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Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 15:35:01-04

The Montana Highway Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident near Libby in northwest Montana.

A 70-year-old man from Libby died in an accident that happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say he was driving an ATV on Quartz Creek Road near Libby when a tree fell and hit him in the head.

The man's name has not yet been released.

Authorities have told MTN News that someone nearby was cutting firewood which caused that tree to fall.

The MHP is continuing to investigate the incident.