Name released in fatal Flathead County accident

Slick road conditions contribute to a crash Thursday, that killed one woman near Columbia Falls.

The crash occurred near Dillon Road on Highway 40. Montana Highway Patrol said the 82-year-old woman slid into oncoming traffic, before colliding head-on with a dump truck.

MHP Trooper Andy Horton said the incident stemmed from an accident earlier in the day, in the same area. Trooper Horton said the crash happened around 4 p.m., and caused single-lane traffic until 5:30 p.m.

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