Oregon residents killed in Mont. motorcycle crash
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Highway Patrol says a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck turning left off of U.S. Highway 2 in northwestern Montana, killing the two Oregon residents on the motorcycle.
The patrol says the pickup, which was pulling a camper, had slowed to turn left the highway near Libby shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of the truck began his turn as a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle began passing the truck.
A 59-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from Salem, Ore., died in the crash. Their names haven't been released.
The 42-year-old Kalispell man driving the truck and his 16-year-old passenger were not injured.
The patrol is still investigating the crash, including whether the signals on the truck and trailer were working.