Bloomington brothers killed in Montana collision

David Temte Photo: Dordt University
David Temte

Updated: June 25, 2019 09:34 PM

Authorities have released the names of three people who died in a two-vehicle collision in northwestern Montana.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 66-year-old Audrey Moran of Polson died along with David and Benjamin Temte - 20-year-old twins from Bloomington, Minnesota.


The Montana Highway Patrol says the car with the Minnesota men inside left U.S. Highway 93 south of Ronan and hit a guardrail Monday morning before colliding head-on with a car driven by Moran.

Dordt University in Iowa said Tuesday that David Temte was a junior on the school's track and cross country teams and was part of a relay team that won an NAIA national championship in May. The university said he and his twin brother, Ben, died in a crash in Montana.

Ben was a special education paraprofessional at Hillcrest Community School in the Bloomington school district. According to Bloomington Public Schools, Ben was not planning on returning to the school as he was going back to school to study law enforcement. 

Hillcrest Principal Calvin Keasling said in a statement: 

"We were saddened to learn today of Ben's tragic passing. He was great with his fourth grade students. He had such a strong grace about him and unbelievable patience. We've notified his students and parents, and send our deepest condolences to his family.".

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