A 65-year-old California man was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was outside checking his semi-truck after it jackknifed on I-90 Monday night.
The accident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. at mile marker 53.5 near Superior in Mineral County, the Montana Highway Patrol reports.
Road conditions were reported to be slushy and wet. The truck driver, whose name has not been released, was westbound when he lost control and hit a concrete barrier on the right side of the road. The truck jackknifed and came to rest blocking the right lane and partially blocking the left westbound lane.
A 66-year-old man from Alberton was driving a Chevy Tahoe eastbound in the left lane when he struck the front end of the stopped semi. The Tahoe then struck the driver of the semi-truck who was outside checking the truck for damage.
Speed, alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
The MHP is still investigating the accident.
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