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Missoula man ID’d as Mullan Road crash victim

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:51:19-04

MISSOULA – Authorities have released the name of the man who died in a Friday evening accident west of Missoula.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott said that Mark D. Roberts, 40, of Missoula, died in the single-vehicle crash that happened on Mullan Road.

Authorities say Roberts drifted across the road, went into a ditch, hit a tree and then a storage building. The vehicle also crashed into a parked trailer and a Ford Ranger pickup truck.

Law enforcement said that the victim was not wearing his seatbelt and add that drugs and alcohol are suspected to have played a role in the accident.

The Montana Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.