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70-year-old bicyclist dies after being struck by vehicle near Butte

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 11:21:52-04

BUTTE – A bicyclist from Washington died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 2 south of Butte Sunday afternoon.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported the 70-year-old man died from his injuries at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula Monday morning.

The victim was riding west on the shoulder of Highway 2 near Continental Drive about 2 p.m. when a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old man traveling the same direction struck the cyclist with his side-view mirror.

The driver told the MHP he could not get over into the eastbound lane because another vehicle was coming from that direction at the time.

Alcohol and speed were not factors in the incident.

The name of the victim has not yet been released. We will update you with any new information.

-Reported by John Emeigh/MTN News