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Judith Basin County crash causes road closure to allow Mercy Flight to land

Crash happened between Raynesford and Geyser
Posted: 4:59 PM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 19:51:08-04

GREAT FALLS — A crash in Judith Basin County on Thursday has forced the temporary closure of a small section of US Highway 87.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 3:29 p.m.

It happened near mile marker 16 of US Highway 87 between Raynesford and Geyser.

The Montana Department of Transportation said at 4:48 p.m. that the road near the crash has been closed temporarily in order to allow a Mercy Flight helicopter from Benefis Health System in Great Falls to safely land and pick up a patient.

The nature and extent of the person's injuries has not been disclosed, nor have any details of the crash at this point.

The MDT says the road will re-open once the helicopter has safely departed, and the crash scene has been cleared.

We will update you if we get more information.


(UPDATE, 5:42 pm) The MDT says the road has re-opened to traffic.