Bigfork man dies in Woods Bay crash

by Scott Shindledecker
Daily Inter Lake | July 27, 2020 10:37 AM

A Bigfork man died in a motorcycle crash Thursday night when he collided with a deer near Woods Bay south of Bigfork.

According to Montana Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Samuel Keirle was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Montana 35 at about 9:13 p.m. when he struck a deer standing in the road.

He died at the scene.

Drugs, alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash, but he was not wearing a helmet.

Reporter Scott Shindledecker may be reached at 758-4441 or