By Tim Leeds 

Name released in Blaine County traffic fatality

Victim’s truck broken down, trying to flag down vehicle


Last updated 7/20/2023 at 11:49am

Editor’s note: A version of this story was posted on the Havre Daily News website Wednesday morning.

The Blaine County coroner has released the name of the person who died early Monday morning when she was struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 2 while next to her broken-down truck.

Blaine County Sheriff/Coroner John Colby said the victim was Angela Huschka of East Helena, 59.

Montana Highway Patrol reports Huschka was struck at 2:03 a.m. Monday while trying to flag down vehicles around her truck, which was broken down, near mile marker 443, west of Dodson and about 3 miles into Blaine County.

The driver of the westbound vehicle that struck the victim, a 24-year-old resident of Columbia Falls, did not see her, the report said.

Huschka was taken from the scene to the Fort Belknap Hospital, the report said.

The incident is still under investigation.


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