GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Officials have identified a Malmstrom Air Force Base airman who died Saturday following a motorcycle crash on Friday near Monarch.

Cascade County Sheriff and Coroner Bob Edwards tells the Great Falls Tribune that 27-year-old Joshua Austin died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Authorities say Austin was riding a motorcycle south on U.S. Highway 89 southeast of Great Falls when it went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail.

The Montana Highway Patrol says Austin was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a reflector post.