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Two people found dead in vehicle after brief pursuit in Kalispell

Posted at 8:45 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 11:17:03-04
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-177750">Courtesy: Flathead County Sheriff’s Office

KALISPELL – Two people died in Flathead County Wednesday night after a brief police pursuit on Highway 93.

The Kalispell Police Department reported that at approximately 9:45 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 93 just north of West Reserve.

The officer made contact briefly with the male and female occupants, but the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and a brief pursuit followed.

Stop sticks were put out and with the assistance of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle, which had Oregon license plates, slowly exited the road at the intersection with Bowdish Road.

Officers tried to contact the people in the vehicle before approaching. When officers reached the vehicle, they found both occupants dead from what are initially believed to be gunshot wounds, according to a press release.

Kalispell police are working to identify the victims. The investigation has been turned over to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

The officers did not discharge firearms during the incident, according to the press release.

We will update you when we get more information.

-Reported by Mark Thorsell/MTN News