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Officials ID forklift driver who died in crash

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 04 2013 07:08:52 AM MDT
Man killed after being struck by vehicle in Glacier County
POLSON, Mont. -

Sanders County officials have released the name of a forklift driver who died in a crash on a western Montana mountain road.
    
The coroner's office tells KERR-AM that 57-year-old Gary Wayne Beagles of Spokane, Wash., died Tuesday afternoon when the Gradall material handler he was driving went off a Forest Service road south of Plains and rolled down a steep hill. The forklift rolled over Beagles and he died at the scene.
    
Officials say Beagles was working for Tice Electric in Portland, Ore., which had replaced a generator on a mountain top that houses several communications antennas. The rollover happened as the man was traveling downhill.