1 person dead after Rosebud County crash

1 person dead after Rosebud County crash
Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-26 11:59:13-05

GREAT FALLS — A man died two days after being injured in a one-vehicle crash in Rosebud County on Friday, December 22, 2023.

The crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 12 and Interstate 94, near the southwest end of Forsyth.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the 77-year old male driver of a Toyota pickup truck failed to slow down when entering a reduced-speed zone, went across the bridge deck of I-94, crossed a cattle guard, and crashed into a cobblestone building on private property.

The driver - who was the only occupant of the vehicle - was taken to a hospital in Billings and died two days later. The person's name has not yet been released.

According to the MHP, the person was not wearing a seatbelt. The MHP report indicates that alcohol and/or drugs were not factors in the crash, but speed may have played a role.

We will update you if we get more information.