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1 person dead, 2 injured in Lake County crash

The driver lost control trying to negotiate a curve in the road.
1 person dead, 2 injured in Lake County crash
Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 16:31:50-04

MISSOULA — One man died in a one-vehicle crash near Ronan on Sunday at around 5:50 p.m.

A Montana Highway Patrol dispatcher told MTN News that the vehicle involved was a 2005 Subaru Forester traveling north on Moiese Valley Road.

The driver lost control trying to negotiate a curve in the road. She over-corrected, sending the vehicle off the road. It overturned, and hit a tree.

One passenger, a 33 year old Florida man, was sitting in the front seat, and was thrown from the vehicle on impact. He died at the scene; his name has not yet been released.

The driver, a 34-year old woman from Ronan, and a 30-year old female passenger from Polson were injured in the crash.

They were taken to St. Luke Community Hospital for treatment; the nature and extent of their injuries has not been disclosed.

According to the MHP, alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash; none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The MHP is continuing to investigate.