Law enforcement pursuit near Libby ends in fatal crash
LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — A brief law enforcement pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man.
The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating whether a medical emergency may have contributed to the death of Taylor Ray Alford.
Patrol Sgt. Neil Duram says several citizens reported a reckless driver on U.S. Highway 2 at about 5 p.m. Thursday.
Duram said he tried to pull the driver over but the car continued at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of traffic.
Duram said Friday the pursuit lasted for just over a minute and covered less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) before the man’s car swerved, struck a light pole in Libby and caught fire.