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Woman dies after crashing stolen SUV in Whitefish

Published On: Oct 01 2013 04:49:01 PM MDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2013 04:49:36 PM MDT
Man killed after being struck by vehicle in Glacier County

A Bozeman woman has died of injuries suffered when the stolen sport utility vehicle she was driving struck a tree in Whitefish.
Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial tells the Whitefish Pilot that the woman was in town for a wedding and apparently spent Friday evening drinking at a few bars.
Dial says the woman was walking downtown later when she saw a BNSF Railway work crew get into a work shuttle that she thought was a taxi. The crew informed her it wasn't.
Dial says the woman then took a BNSF-owned SUV early Saturday and sped off, eventually hitting a tree. Dial says she died Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
The Flathead County sheriff's office told the Flathead Beacon on Tuesday the victim was 33-year-old Endsley Barrett.