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 two vehicle head on crash this morning. The crash occurred on Hwy 2 just south of Glacier International Airport at approximately mile marker 129.
The deceased is identified as Mercy Peterson, 18 years of age, male. Peterson is from Columbia Falls.
Peterson was the driver of a southbound vehicle that crossed into the northbound lane and struck a vehicle head on. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
A second victim, 17 year old Kayli Wagoner of Columbia Falls, passed away at Kalispell Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Wagoner was a passenger in Peterson's car.
The crash is under investigation by the Montana Highway Patrol.