1 person dead after 12-vehicle crash in Jefferson County

1 person dead after multi-vehicle crash in Jefferson County
Posted at 1:30 PM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-09 19:03:50-05

BOZEMAN — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified Katie C. Montgomery of Salt Lake City, Utah, as the woman who died in the crash. She was 26 years old.

A GoFundMe page for Montgomery says donations will be used for funeral expenses and to bring her home to Utah, with any additional funds going to her daughter, Rosie: "While money cannot bring back her mother it will help secure her future and make sure she is comfortable in her new home with family."

If you would like to donate, click here.

(1st REPORT) A woman died after a crash involving at twelve vehicles on Interstate 90 between Three Forks and Cardwell on Sunday, January 7, 2024, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Grimsrud said in a news release that Jefferson County dispatch received a report of a crash on Cardwell Hill on I-90 westbound at around 11:57 a.m.

Montana Highway Patrol responded, with assistance from the Sheriff's office, the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department, and Jefferson Valley EMSR.

MHP said the crash happened after a semi truck jackknifed on the interstate, causing several vehicles to brake and slam into each other.

A total of 12 vehicles were involved in the incident.

The news release said air ambulances were requested but unable to fly due to weather conditions, and traffic on I-90 was blocked for several hours.

Four people were injured and taken to hospitals in Butte and Bozeman; the extent of their injuries has not been disclosed.

Several agencies from Madison, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, and Gallatin counties also responded to provide mutual aid, according to the release.

No other details have been released at this point, including the name of the person who died.

We will update you if we get more information.