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Big Sky woman who died in Bozeman motorcycle crash identified

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 01, 2024

UPDATE, 5:18 PM — The Gallatin County Coroner’s Office identified 23-year-old Mackenzie Hatter of Big Sky as the woman who died after she collided with a vehicle while riding her motorcycle on Sourdough Road on Sunday, June 30.

A Gallatin County media release said Hatter's cause of death was determined to be blunt force injuries and the manner was ruled an accident.

Sheriff Dan Springer expressed his office's deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mackenzie Hatter.

(first report)

BOZEMAN — A Big Sky woman is dead after her motorcycle struck another vehicle on Sourdough Road in Bozeman on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) fatality crash report, the 23-year-old woman was traveling south on Sourdough Road around 2:13 p.m. on Sunday.

Another vehicle stopped at the intersection with Lariat Loop was reportedly making a left-hand turn onto Sourdough Road. The report said the woman hit the vehicle as it was turning. She sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, a 26-year-old Bozeman woman, was not injured.

The MHP report indicates that the woman who died was wearing her helmet, and speed is suspected as a factor in the crash.

No further details were released. We will update you if we get more information.