Washington State Cyclist Dies After Montana Highway Accident
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A bicyclist from Washington state has died of his injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a Montana highway.
The Montana Standard reports the 70-year-old died Monday from injuries he suffered in the accident on the shoulder of Montana Highway 2 around 2 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities did not identify the man.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was struck by the side mirror of a motor home, which caused him to crash.
The motor home was on the same side of the road as the cyclist and reportedly slowed, but could not move over on the two-lane highway as another vehicle approached.
Authorities say alcohol, drugs and excessive speed are not considered factors in the accident.
The cyclist was wearing a helmet at the time.
Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com