Central Montana

Sep 28, 2012 5:34 PM by Heath Heggem (heath@krtv.com)

1 man dead, 3 injured in collision near Lewistown

One man is dead and three other people have been hospitalized following a two-car collision near Lewistown on Friday.

The Montana Highway Patrol was dispatched just after 9 a.m. on Friday to the scene near mile marker 79 of US Highway 87, about two miles west of Lewistown.

According to Kelly Mantooth with MHP, two west-bound vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed as they left Lewistown.

Reports indicate that the trailing car attempted to pass the first car in a no-passing zone.

The driver of the passing vehicle lost control and slammed into an east-bound car from Missoula.

The impact killed the man driving the east-bound vehicle.

Two occupants in the east-bound car and the driver who was trying to pass were transported to Central Montana Medical Center with injuries.

The nature and extent of their injuries is unknown.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the man who died.