Great Falls man involved in weekend crash has died

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 09:55:20-04

GREAT FALLS — The young man involved in a crash along I-15 on Saturday has died from his injuries.

Malmstrom Air Force Base said in a news release on Wednesday evening that Airman 1st Class Steven R. Gordon, a defender with the 341st Security Forces Squadron, died Tuesday night as a result of injuries.

“The loss of any one of our close-knit family affects us all. This is a tremendous loss and will be felt by each and every member of Team Malmstrom,” said Colonel Jennifer Reeves, 341st Missile Wing Commander. “Our main focus will be to support the family members and provide them with all the services available to work through this difficult time.”

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 3:50 p.m. and happened near mile marker 242, between Cascade and Craig.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, Gordon crashed into the jersey barrier that separates the north and southbound lanes and spun out of control, and was then hit by a car. He was taken to Benefis Health System in Great Falls, where he passed away on Tuesday night.

There is no indication at this point that alcohol or speed were factors in the crash, nor whether any citations or charges will be issued.

We will update you if we get more information.

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