Flathead County Deputy Coroner Jordan White says that Joel Lewis Coyle, 57, of Kalsipell was pronounced dead at the scene of the two vehicle wreck that happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Two trucks collided head on Highway 2 east, near Birch Road. Coyle’s pickup apparently crossed the divider and two lanes of traffic before colliding head on with a silver Dodge pickup. The driver and passenger in that vehicle were both rushed to the hospital.
“He apparently died on impact,” said Undersheriff Jordan White. “We’re continuing, in cooperation with the Highway Patrol, to figure out the circumstances around this and to determine if alcohol or medical factors or anything else contributed to this crash.”