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Wrong-way driver dies in I-94 crash

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Fatal Crash
Posted at 8:47 AM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 11:00:40-04

GREAT FALLS — A man died Wednesday in a crash on Interstate 94 in eastern Montana.

The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened at about 12:20 a.m. northeast of Miles City near mile marker 160.

A pickup truck heading the wrong way in the westbound lane of the highway collided with a semi trailer.

The semi caught fire after it came to rest along a roadside fence, according to the MHP.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 63-year-old man from Ashland, died in the crash; the man's name has not yet been released.

The 30-year-old driver of the semi was taken to Holy Rosary hospital in Miles City; the nature and extent of his injuries has not been released.

At this point, there is no word on whether impaired driving or speed were factors.

We will update you if we get more information.