Early-morning crash sends one person to the hospital
Crash closes part of U.S. Highway 2 W
July 11, 2018
A semi-truck versus motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 2 West sent one person to the hospital early this morning and temporarily closed all lanes of traffic on the highway.
A call came to the Montana Highway Patrol at 5:40 a.m. for a crash injury on U.S. Highway 2 west of Havre in front of Walmart, Trooper Daniel E. Ohl says in The Montana Highway Patrol Crash Information report.
The driver of the motorcycle, Anthony Blythe of Thomkinsville, Kentucky, 59, attempted a U-turn to go from traveling east to traveling west on U.S. Highway 2, the report says. The driver of the semi-truck, Tim Brown of Ulm, 55, was traveling eastbound, when the motorcycle crossed the semi-truck’s path, causing the front of the semi to strike the motorcycle.
The motorcycle then came to rest in the eastbound lanes of Highway 2 and the semi-truck turned off the highway into a driveway, the report added.
Blythe was taken to Northern Montana Hospital and was then flown to a hospital in Great Falls.
Drivers reported that all four lanes of the highway were closed, but were open again by 8:30 a.m.