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WHITEFISH, Mont. - A man from Kalispell was killed after an SUV crossed the center line on US-93 and collided with his truck head-on.

Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reports a Lexus SUV was driving northbound on US-93 near Whitefish when it crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason.

The driver of a Dodge truck in the other lane tried to evade the Lexus but was unsuccessful and the two cars collided head-on.

According to MHP, the driver of the Dodge truck, a 49-year-old man from Kalispell, was not wearing a seat belt and was killed in the crash.

The driver of the Lexus, a 40-year-old man from Weaverville, California was wearing a seat belt and was injured and taken to Logan Health.

Alcohol and drugs are suspected factors in the crash.

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