1 person dead, 2 injured in crash near Lodge Grass

Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 10:02:53-04

(BILLINGS One man is dead after a crash near Lodge Grass on Friday morning.

The crash was reported around 8:40 a.m. on Secondary Highway 451, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP said the crash occurred when the driver ran off the road and tried to over-correct. The car hit an embankment and began to roll.

Two passengers were thrown from the vehicle with one man being pronounced died on scene. The victim was a 21-year-old Crow Agency man. MHP said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. His name has not yet been released.

The driver, a 19-year-old from Crow Agency, and a 17-year-old female passenger were transported to the Crow hospital.  The woman was not wearing her seat belt, and it is unclear if the driver was using his.

Another passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings with unknown injuries.  She was also not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers said alcohol and speed are both suspected factors in the crash. 

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