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UPDATE: three teens dead in crash near Billings

Posted at 2:09 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 14:35:25-05

(UPDATE, FEBRUARY 22) Authorities have released the names of the three teens, and GoFundMe accounts have been created for the families. Click here for details.

(UPDATE, 8:11 pm) A third teen has died. The driver, a 17-year-old boy from Billings, passed away on Saturday, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

(1st REPORT, 2:09 pm) Speed and snowy road conditions are suspected factors in a one-vehicle rollover crash that killed two teenagers from Billings.

It happened at about 9 p.m. on Friday near the intersection of 64th Street West and Danford Road near Billings, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

Two passengers, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, both from Billings, died at the scene. The boy was not wearing a seat belt, and the woman was. Their names have not yet been released.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Equinox with four teens from Billings was southbound on 64th Street West when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, rolled, and struck a fence. The vehicle came to rest in a field on its wheels.

The other teens in the car, a 17-year-old male driver and a 17-year-old male passenger were taken to Billings Clinic with injuries; both were wearing seatbelts. The nature and severity of their injuries has not been disclosed.

According to the MHP, speed and road conditions are considered factors in the crash. Road conditions were drifted with snow when the crash occurred.

The crash is still being investigated.