Driver of logging truck dead after crash near Anaconda

Victim may have suffered a medical problem before the incident
Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 16:25:17-04

ANACONDA – The driver of a log-hauling truck died Monday morning when his truck caught fire after overturning south of Anaconda.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jake Rhodes told KXLF the accident occurred about 9 miles down Mill Creek Road between Anaconda and Wisdom when the driver of the empty haul truck stopped on the road about 5:15 a.m. The truck then rolled backwards and rolled down an embankment where it caught fire.

The driver was not able to escape the cab.

Rhodes said the victim, who is from the area, may have suffered a medical problem before the incident. The incident remains under investigation.