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Two killed, one hurt in Flathead Valley crash

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 19:15:36-04
Alice Barten & Katie Barten killed in crash on July 4th, 2019 on Highway 35. (Photo credit: Dohasan Barten)

EVERGREEN – Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino released the names of the two women killed in a July 4th crash near Evergreen.

The victims are Alice Barten, 59, and Katie Barten, 31.

The pair were hit head-on by a Minnesota man on Highway 35 and Fairmont Road near Evergreen Thursday at 11:47 pm.

Authorities say a Chevy Silverado traveling north driven by a 23-year-old man from Lanes Borow, Minnesota crossed over into the southbound lane and hit a Ford Ranger head-on, killing the two women.

The Minnesota man was transported to Kalispell Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Montana Highway Patrol said alcohol and speed are suspected with the driver.

Maren Siu – MTN News