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MHP investigating deadly crash in Billings

MHP investigating deadly crash in Billings
Posted at 9:04 AM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 15:50:00-04

(UPDATE, APRIL 5) The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office on Monday identified Jennifer Mims, 37, as the driver who died in the crash.

(1st REPORT) The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a 37-year old person under the I-90 overpass in Billings.

A Chevrolet pickup truck was discovered at about 7:47 a.m. Friday near Charlene Street under the bridge.

Billings Fire Department crews extricated the driver, who was dead.

The MHP report states: "The vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-90. At mile marker 450.7, the vehicle failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, entered the median, and went off an embankment between the east and west bound overpass. The vehicle's front end impacted another embankment at the railroad tracks near Charlene Street. The vehicle came to rest on its top. The driver was pronounced dead on scene."

The MHP estimates the crash happened at about 4 a.m.

The name of the person has not yet been released; we will update you if we get more details.