Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured on Beartooth Highway
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcycle crash on the popular Beartooth Highway outside Yellowstone National Park killed a 70-year-old man and injured his 69-year-old passenger.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the motorcycle was driving north on U.S. Highway 212 near the Montana-Wyoming state line Saturday when it missed a sharp left curve. The motorcycle went off the side of the road and into a dry creek bed, and both driver and passenger landed on the rocks.
The driver and his passenger weren't named. Authorities said they are from Havre.
The passenger was airlifted to a Billings hospital. Her condition wasn't immediately known.
Authorities say they were wearing helmets and driving a 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The scenic Beartooth Highway climbs along sharp switchbacks to nearly 11,000 feet from Yellowstone's northeastern entrance to Red Lodge.