The Montana Highway Patrol released new details on a fatal two-car collision that happened on March 22 near Philipsburg.
At about 4:25 pm, a 31-year-old woman was driving a car along the highway. A child of four was in the car with her. The woman was probably drunk and not wearing a seat belt. The incident took place on Montana Highway 1.
At some point, her 2007 Ford Taurus unexpectedly took off towards the cars on the left and crashed head-on into the 2013 Toyota Tacoma. This caused the vehicles to go counterclockwise and block the road.
The Ford Taurus driver was pronounced dead at the scene when first responders arrived. The little boy was critically injured.
The Toyota Tacoma was driven by a 31-year-old woman, and another 37-year-old woman was in the passenger seat. They were seriously injured, and doctors were forced to send the victims by plane to Granite County Medical Center and St. Patrick’s Hospital, respectively.
Highway Patrol and The Montana County Sheriff’s office are currently investigating the accident. They have not revealed the victims’ identities.