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ATV Driver Dies Following Collision On Highway 278



On Monday, August 7th a 44-year-old man was driving west on secondary highway 278 when he witnessed a man on a ATV. According to the Montana Highway Patrol report, the 44-year-old perceived the ATV driver to be a threat and swerved to avoid him, at this time the ATV went into the path of 44-year-old.

The man hit the ATV on the shoulder of the road and the 21 year-old driver of the ATV was pronounced dead at the scene.




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How is a ATV a threat to a semi on a long strech road? ... dont we slow down to avoid collision? I guess we just plow into people now? And how does a semi swerve to avoid but still hits a atv on the shoulder??? Semis don't swerve to shoulder. Did he not slow down or see him? This story sounds dumb and is wrong.

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Jeremy Crawford
Jeremy Crawford
Aug 09, 2023
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This is the information released by the highway patrol. Some news agencies stated it was a Ford truck. We have chosen to go with the first information provided at the time. As more information becomes available, we will update the article.

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