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Montana authorities name ATV driver killed by falling tree

September 6, 2019

LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have identified the man who died after being struck by a falling tree while riding an all-terrain vehicle.

The Daily Inter Lake reported Thursday that Montana Highway Patrol officials identified 71-year-old James Robert Freeburn.

Patrol officials say Freeburn was traveling north near Libby around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say someone was cutting trees nearby, and one struck the man in the head when it fell.

Authorities say Freeburn was not wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say drugs or alcohol were not suspected in the incident.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com

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