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Head on crash in Flathead Co. shuts down Highway 93 near Lakeside

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 18:51:13-04
Head on crash Highway 93 near Lakeside Wednesday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Maren Siu)

NORTH OF LAKESIDE- A head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 93 near Lakeside has shut down all lanes of traffic Wednesday afternoon.

The Montana Department of Transportation reports the accident happened at 3:30 pm on U.S. Highway 93, three miles north of Lakeside in Flathead County.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Hawkins tells KPAX a dump truck was traveling southbound on Highway 93 and a black pick-up truck was traveling northbound.

Trooper Hawkins reports for unknown reasons, the pick-up truck drifted into the dump truck’s lane.

The dump truck swerved attempting to avoid the pick-up truck but was unable to, hitting the truck head-on.

Head on collision on Highway 93 north of Lakeside. (Photo Credit: Maren Siu)

Four people in the pick-up truck were all wearing seat belts.  The dump truck driver was not hurt.

Trooper Watkins said there are no life-threatening injuries.

Trooper Watkins says speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash. MHP continues to investigate.

Traffic is significantly backed up in the area.

Head on collision Highway 93 north of Lakeside Wednesday afternoon. (Photo credit: Maren Siu)