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By Zoie Koostra

One Injured in Head-on Collision


Zoie Koostra, Pathfinder

The blue Chevy Cobalt that was heading east on Highway 200 collided head-on with a pickup truck attempting to turn onto Russell Gates Fishing Access road on July 21, at about 3:55 p.m. The collision crushed the front of the Cobalt and flattened the tires. The impact flattened the front tires of the pickup and damaged the axle.

Emergency personnel from Potomac and Seeley Lake were called to the scene of a head-on collision at the intersection of Highway 200 and Russell Gates Fishing Access road, near mile marker 35 at about 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. One driver was taken by air to Missoula and the other driver sustained no serious injuries.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Officer Wes Whitlatch, a Chevy Silverado pickup attempted a left turn into the fishing access road from the west-bound lane of 200. The front of the truck collided with a Chevy Cobalt going east in the other lane.

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