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Flathead authorities identify crash victim

Published On: Mar 28 2013 03:49:32 PM MDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 05:46:41 PM MDT
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The following is a press release from the Flathead County Sheriff's Office:

The Flathead County Sheriff Coroner’s Office has released the name of the individual killed in a single motor vehicle crash early this morning.  The crash occurred in the 100 block of Helman Lane in Columbia Falls shortly after midnight.  

The deceased is identified as Christian Earl Evenson, 21 years of age.  Evenson is from Columbia Falls.

Evenson was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and was not wearing a seat belt.  He was ejected, and was pronounced dead on the scene. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.   The crash is under investigation by the Montana Highway Patrol.  Further information about the circumstances of the crash is available from them.