The Montana Highway patrol reported a fatality in a 1 p.m. crash that occurred Thursday near the top of Harding Way.
According to Trooper Michael O’Connor, the victim hit a large rock while driving and the vehicle immediately caught fire. The driver was unable to exit the vehicle.
Butte's Terra Verde and Boulevard volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, along with Jefferson County police officers and the Montana Highway Patrol.
The driver has not been identified, and the accident remains under investigation.
O'Connor indicated the victim was likely from the area.
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