CARDWELL – A motorist died after hitting the rear of a semi truck that had pulled off to the side of Interstate 90 near the Cardwell Hill early Monday.
The westbound semi struck a bull elk about 4 a.m. on I-90 near mile marker 253. The driver pulled his disabled truck to the side of the interstate, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
A man driving a Ford Crown Victoria heading west also hit the dead elk and drove into the rear of the semi.
The man died at the scene. A dog in the car was injured, but survived the crash.
MHP has not released the identity of the victim.
No further details were immediately available.