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1 person dead in crash near Polson, victim identified

Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 13:58:30-04

The Montana Highway Patrol said one person died in a crash in Lake County on Monday.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said Olijah Nathaniel James, 22, of the Elmo died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper John Raymond, the man rolled his vehicle and was ejected as the vehicle landed in the ditch. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Raymond said the highway was slick, as road conditions were icy and covered in slush at the time.

The crash was reported to the MHP just after 8 a.m. on Monday.

It is not yet known if alcohol or drugs were factors in the deadly crash