FERGUS COUNTY, MT – According to KULR8 News, one person was killed and another person was injured in an major 3-vehicle collision on US-87 near Lewiston on Saturday afternoon.
The crash took place shortly after 3:30 p.m. on US-87. Authorities with the Montana Highway Patrol say that a 42-year-old driver of a Buick Lesabre was traveling west on US-87 when his vehicle crossed over into the oncoming lane. When a 34-year-old driver of a Ford Expedition traveling eastbound attempted to veer out of the path of the Buick and into the westbound lane. The Buick still wound up striking the side of the Ford before then colliding with a a driver of a Ram 3500 head-on.
The driver of the Buick sustained major injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene. It was later discovered that the driver of the Buick was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The drivers traveling eastbound were wearing seatbelts.
Police suspect that there were multiple factors that played into this incident, including speed and drugs. No further details have been released at this time.
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