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1 person dead in crash on the east side of Great Falls

1 person dead in crash on the east side of Great Falls
Posted at 10:43 PM, Oct 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-11 19:03:31-04

(UPDATE, OCTOBER 11) Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner Jesse Slaughter has identified Kataunia Godat as the person who died in the crash.

Godat, 22 years old, was driving an ATV at the time, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Alexis Manning has created a GoFundMe to help Godat's family - it states:

As you can imagine this has been an incredibly difficult time for Tara, Gracie, Faith and the rest of her family and friends as they navigate the loss of someone they loved very much. While we cannot take away the pain of their loss, as a community we can step up and help ease the finanical burden of funeral costs, meal coverage and lost wages during this difficult time.

Click here if you would like to donate.

Sheriff Slaughter said the cause of death was blunt force trauma injuries, and the manner of death was accident.

We will update you if we get more information.

(UPDATE, OCTOBER 8, 10:15 p.m.) As of Saturday night, no new information has been released by either the Cascade County Sheriff's Office or the Great Falls Police Department.

We have received reports that family and friends gathered near the crash site on Saturday evening for a memorial/vigil to honor the person who died.

1 person dead in crash on the east side of Great Falls

We will post an update if the name of the victim is released, if anyone is charged for the crash, or if more details are released.

(UPDATE, 11 p.m.) A police officer at the scene says that one person has died; the crash involved a vehicle and an ATV.

There is no word yet on which vehicle the victim was in, nor whether anyone else has been injured.

The area along 57th Street South remains blocked from 2nd Avenue South to 7th Avenue South as emergency crews continue investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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

(1st REPORT) Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash near the intersection of 57th Street South and 3rd Avenue South.

Initial reports indicate the crash happened shortly after 8 p.m.

One person sent the following message to KRTV just after 10 p.m.: "57th completely shut down, tons of crime scene tape by the gas station."

At this point, there is no word on the number of vehicles involved, nor whether anyone has been seriously injured.

We have a reporter at the scene and will keep you updated.




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