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Motorcyclist in Swan Valley dies after colliding with bear

A motorcyclist died on Sunday, August 7, 2022, after colliding with a bear near in the Swan Valley.
Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 15, 2022

A motorcyclist died on Sunday after colliding with a bear in the Swan Valley at about 9:40 a.m.

The crash happened near mile marker 53 on Montana Highway 83, north of the Salmon Prairie.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports a 66-year-old man from Fond Du Lac, Wis., was southbound on a motorcycle when he hit a bear that entered the road.

The MHP report states the collision was "unavoidable."

The man was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.

According to the MHP, the man was not wearing a helmet.

There is no information released on whether the bear survived.