GREAT FALLS — One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Garfield County on Thursday, December 21, 2023.
It happened at about 3:20 p.m. along Montana Highway 200 near mile marker 211, about two miles southwest of Jordan.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the collision involved a Subaru Impreza driven by a 60-year old woman from Sand Springs, and a Dodge Ram driven by a 72-year old man from Jordan. Both were the only occupants of their respective vehicles.
The Subaru was eastbound, and the Dodge was heading west. The woman failed to negotiate a right-sie curve and collided head-on with the Dodge. The Subaru rotated several times and came to rest against a guardrail.
The woman died at the scene; her name has not yet been released.
The man was taken to St. Vincent hospital in Billings; the nature and extent of his injuries has not been disclosed.
The MHP report says that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash. The MHP says that it is not yet known if either driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.