1 dead, 1 injured in Pondera County rollover crash

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Jun 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-19 10:45:51-04

GREAT FALLS — One person died and another person was injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash near Heart Butte on Friday, June 16, 2023.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the two people were northbound in a Ford pickup truck at about 11 p.m. near the intersection of BIA Route 1 and Crystal Road.

The driver was entering a left-hand curve at a high rate of speed and the truck went off the road to the right. The driver then apparently over-corrected to the left, causing the vehicle to rotate and slide off the road, rolling twice.

The driver of the truck, a 51-year old woman, died at the scene; her name has not been released at this point. According to the MHP, she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger, a 20-year old woman, was injured in the crash and taken to a nearby clinic; the nature and extent of her injuries has not been disclosed. The MHP says the woman was wearing a seatbelt.

The MHP says that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash and are continuing to investigate.

We will update you if we get more information.


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