The Montana Highway Patrol released new details on a fatal two-car collision that happened on March 22 near Philipsburg.
Around 4:25 p.m. a 31-years-old woman, presumably intoxicated and not wearing her seatbelt, was driving on Montana Highway 1. Her passenger was a 4-year-old boy.
For unknown reasons, her 2007 Ford Taurus crossed into oncoming traffic 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 driver, a 31-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 37-year-old woman, also sustained critical injuries. All the victims were flown to Granite County Medical Center and St. Patrick hospital respectively.
Highway Patrol and The Montana County Sheriff’s office are currently investigating the accident. They have not revealed the victims’ identities.