Posted: Oct 27, 2013 4:49 PM by Brenda Bassett- MTN News
Updated: Oct 27, 2013 4:49 PM
MISSOULA - Officials have released the name of a man who was killed in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 12 on Saturday - and say an icy bridge is likely what caused the wreck.
Christopher Tucker, 41, died after he wrecked near mile marker 7 at around 5 p.m.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports Tucker was heading west, when he crossed an icy bridge deck over Lolo Creek and crossed the highway.
An 86-year-old man heading eastbound swerved into the ditch attempting to avoid a collision, but the bike was still side-swiped his vehicle.
Tucker was pronounced dead on-scene. The MHP is still investigating the crash.