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36-year-old Helena man dies in Sunday night crash

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 18:35:44-04

HELENA – A 36-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash in the Helena Valley on Sunday night.

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Derik Austin of Helena.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that dispatch received a call around 10:40 p.m. about a crash at Montana Avenue and Mill Road.

The MHP said a vehicle traveling north on Montana Avenue and turning left on to Mill Road collided with a pickup headed south.

The driver, later identified as Austin, was transported to the hospital where he died.

Dutton said Austin was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash is still being investigated.