1 person dead in crash near Columbus

Fatal Crash
Posted at 9:19 AM, Oct 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-02 13:13:58-04

A woman died in the crash on Interstate 90 near Columbus late Friday morning.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 11 a.m. when a commercial vehicle was re-entering the highway from the eastbound rest area.

An oncoming passenger car failed to recognize the slower speed of the commercial vehicle and collided with the larger vehicle.

The driver of the passenger car, a 38-year-old Billings woman, died as a result of the crash.

Her name has not been released at this point.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, a 62-year-old man from Buffalo, Wyoming, was not injured.

(1st REPORT) The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Columbus were closed Friday morning due to a vehicle crash.

According to the Montana Department of Transportation and the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash happened at mile marker 419 shortly before 11 a.m.

Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed. The incident is reported as an injury crash, but no other details were immediately available.

We will update you if we get more information.