Woman identified in fatal car accident

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Scene of a fatal crash involving a dump truck and automobile along U.S. 2 between Rose Crossing and Birch Grove Road on Tuesday. Montana Highway Patrol stated the car was attempting to make a U-turn while traveling southbound when it turned into the path of the dump truck, which was also traveling southbound. The driver of the truck was not injured. Montana Highway Patrol, Evergreen Fire Rescue, Kalispell fire Flathead County Sheriff's and Glacier International Airport Fire all responded to the crash. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

According to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, 68-year-old Barbara Jean Allison died at the scene of the crash.

Allison was driving a Subaru that reportedly was southbound, but stopped on the shoulder of the roadway for an unknown reason. Allison’s vehicle was struck on the driver side by a dump truck while she attempted to make a U-turn.

The accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. at U.S. 2 East mile marker 127, approximately 2 miles south of Glacier Park International Airport. The driver of the truck appeared to be uninjured, according to Highway Patrol officers on the scene at the time.

A 63-year-old female passenger in the Subaru was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Her condition was not known on Wednesday.

The crash remains under investigation by the Montana Highway Patrol.

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