Two Injured and One Killed in Crash on Montana’s Interstate 90

Two Injured and One Killed in Crash on Montana's Interstate 90The Missoulian reports on a Sunday accident on July 31 in which two individuals were injured, and one person was killed in a traffic accident that involved multiple cars. The crash took place yesterday afternoon around 12:30 near Bonner, Montana, close to mile marker 109.

The westbound area of traffic was closed for some of the afternoon while police investigations were ongoing. A 28-year-old male driver in a small passenger car crossed the median of the interstate, according to the news source. He entered westbound traffic. The reasons for his car's drifting into the opposite lane are still unknown, as Montana Highway Patrol continues to gather evidence and details. The accident is still reportedly under investigation.

However, the Patrol was clear that the car was driving east when it crossed the median, and then collided with a passenger van as it entered westbound traffic lane. The van held a family of four from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Trooper Richard Salois reported that the van was tailed by a pickup truck, driven by a British Columbian couple heading west. The truck was pulling a camper trailer, the new source reports. The truck's driver then had to swerve to get out of the way of the collision between the van and car. He drove his vehicle into a ditch.

According to the Missoulian, the fatality was the Montana driver of the passenger car. Details on his identity were not available as of late yesterday. He died at the scene. The truck passengers – a couple comprised of senior citizens – suffered the injuries. They were treated at St. Patrick Hospital, then released. The van's passengers were all wearing their seat belts at the moment of the car accident. They endured minor injuries.

There were 20,929 crashes in Montana in 2009, according to the 2009 Montana Highway Patrol report.