Montana News

Sep 26, 2012 12:20 PM by KPAX (Missoula)

One man dead, 3 injured in Arlee collision

The Montana Highway Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a fatal collision early Wednesday morning near Arlee.

The two-vehicle crash happened at mile marker 15 on U.S. Highway 93 North at around 1:30 a.m. when four people were coming home from a bar.

MHP says two women said they were too drunk drive home.

A 41 year old man went with one of the women in a pick-up truck, while his 19-year-old son went with another woman in a car.

MHP says the driver of the car missed its turn to pull into the men's house and slammed on his brakes, but the pickup truck sideswiped the car and then flipped.

Troopers say the 41-year-old man was not wearing his seatbelt and was killed when the truck rolled over.

Two patients were taken to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula and one person was transported to St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan.

The nature and extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

Authorities say alcohol and the lack of seatbelts were factors in the fatal crash.

The Montana Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.