2 people dead in Billings crash

Lake Elmo Drive and Jaque Lane crash
Crash from afar
Posted at 1:01 PM, Dec 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-11 18:02:29-05

BILLINGS — Two people died in the crash in Billings on Saturday, December 9, 2023, the result of one driver crossing into the oncoming turn lane to pass several vehicles, Billings police said Monday.

The two who died were a 44-year-old man and a 60-year-old man; their names have not yet been released.

Billings Police Lt. Matt Lennick said in an email that the 44-year-old man was driving north on Lake Elmo Drive at what witnesses described as a high rate of speed just after 7 a.m.

The driver passed other northbound vehicles by entering the turn lane, which switches into an incoming lane north of Wicks Lane, according to Lennick.

He never merged back into his lane and collided head with the vehicle driven by the 60-year-old man, killing both, Lennick said.

We will update you if we get more information.