UPDATE: one person has died - click here for details.
A crash is slowing traffic along US Highway 87 between Great Falls and Fort Benton.
The crash happened near mile marker 26 (near Carter) at about 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
A witness says that traffic in both directions has been stopped as emergency crews respond.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, at least one person has been injured.
There is no word at this point on the number of vehicles involved or the cause of the crash.
UPDATE: The MHP reports that a second crash happened near mile marker 28 a short time after the first crash.
Kari McLaughlin told KRTV: "2 accidents. 1st is cleared and required mercy flight. 2nd is being worked right now. Slow down and give them room!"
The Fort Benton Police Department said on Facebook: "Numerous Chouteau County first responders were on scene of a traffic crash with multiple serious injuries on 87 at Carter. A second crash with injuries occurred as the first scene was clearing up and again a response was required. It’s great that we have these first responders as well as several residents and passerby’s who stopped to assist. Mercy Flight and Great Falls Advance Life Support also responded."
We will update you if we get more information.