Posted: Sep 2, 2012 8:04 AM by KTVQ (Billings)
One man is dead and another man is in critical condition after their motorcycles collided south of Red Lodge on Saturday.
The Montana Highway Patrol says that the crash took place shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, when a motorcycle driver from Iowa was driving south toward Red Lodge and he swerved for an unknown reason, hitting a motorcyclist from Florida who was traveling north.
Both men were thrown from their motorcycles.
The Montana Highway Patrol says both were taken by ambulance to the Beartooth Medical Center in Red Lodge, where the driver from Iowa was pronounced dead.
The other man remains in critical condition.
Officials have not yet released the names of the drivers.
Montana Highway Patrol says they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.