PHILLIPS COUNTY, Mont. (NMB) – The man killed when his vehicle crashed on US 2 in eastern Phillips County last week has been identified.
The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 20-year-old Lucas James Salois of Great Falls.
According to MHP Trooper Matt Erickson, last Tuesday at around 3 PM, Salois was driving a Ford F350 westbound near mile marker 498 when it went off the right side of the road, hit an approach, and went airborne for approximately 100 feet before coming to rest in a ditch after going through an irrigation canal that was approximately 20 feet wide.
Salois, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body had to be extricated from the vehicle.
Fatigue and excessive speed appear to be factors in the crash, according to Erickson.
The crash remains under investigation.
The road was bare and dry.