Car accident results in death of local man


August 14, 2019

Justin Lucas, Phillips County farmer, rancher, husband, and father, was killed in an automobile accident Thursday, August 8, 35 miles north of Malta.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that Lucas was driving a semi hauling a trailer full of hay and overturned after making a sharp turn and the vehicle fell on its side and a fire started after the crash.

The MHP reported that a local resident phoned in the crash around 4 p.m. and that local firefighters extinguished the blaze.

There will be a gathering for family and friends on Friday, August 16 starting at 7 p.m. in the backroom at Stretch’s Pizza in Malta and Lucas’ Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 in Loring, Mont. His obituary is on page 6A of this week’s PCN. Condolences to the family and friends.


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