One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Cascade County

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Apr 04, 2024

GREAT FALLS — Family and friends have identified the woman who died as Vicky Hicks.

Basin Bible Fellowship in the community of Geyser shared on Facebook: "Please lift up the family of Vicky Hicks in prayer. Vicky was in a terrible accident today and passed away. Will share any service and more information as we can."

(1st REPORT, APRIL 5) The Montana Highway Patrol says that a 56-year old woman from Belt died in the crash on Thursday morning.

The MHP report says the collision involved two vehicles - one driven by the woman who died, and the other driven by a 57-year old man from Neihart.

Conditions were foggy and visibility was poor at the time of the crash.

According to the MHP, the man was driving west on US Highway 89, and the woman's vehicle was stopped at a stop sign of State Highway 331, preparing to cross the highway on to Tiger Butte Road.

Because of the poor visibility, the two drivers were unable to see each other, and the man was unable to stop his vehicle in time once the woman's vehicle began crossing the highway.

The woman died at the scene; her name has not yet been released. She was wearing her seatbelt, according to the MHP.

Crash near Belt on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

The man was not seriously injured; he, too, was wearing his seatbelt.

The MHP says that speed and/or impaired driving were not factors in the crash.

We will update you if we get more information.

(1st REPORT, 8:45 a.m.) Emergency crews responded to a vehicle crash that happened near Belt in Cascade County on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 7:40 a.m. near the intersection US Highway 89 and Tiger Butte Road.

The MHP says that at least one person has died.

There is no word yet on how many vehicles were involved in the collision.

Drivers are advised to be careful if heading through the area, and be prepared for delays.

No other details have been released at this point. We will update you when we get more information.