Bicyclist killed in Whitefish crash


WHITEFISH, Mont. - A 69-year-old Whitefish man is dead following a bicycle crash on Big Mountain Road in Whitefish.

We spoke with Montana Highway Patrol about the accident this morning.

The incident happened on Big Mountain Road at mile marker 1 just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Montana Highway Patrol told us the man was heading south on his bicycle when a vehicle traveling north made a left turn in front of him.

The man on the bicycle braked hard and was thrown from his bike. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Montana Highway Patrol says the he was wearing a helmet, and that alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash.

Montana Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

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