MISSOULA, MT – According to NBC Montana, one teenager was killed and another was injured in an accident that took place on Old Highway 10 W near Laurel on Saturday.
Authorities say the crash took place near the intersection of Old Highway 10 and 21st Avenue on Saturday morning when a 16-year-old driver of a Honda Accord was traveling west on Old Highway 10. Weather conditions resulted in wet roads, causing the Honda to slip and veer off the side of the road. In an attempt to over-correct the slide, the driver swerved back onto the road and slid sideways. The car spun out and crashed into a tree on the other side of the highway.
First responders found the car flipped upside down on its roof at the scene. The driver of the Honda was killed in the impact. A passenger sustained serious injuries and was transported to Billings Clinic for treatment.
Both teenagers were found to be wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
An investigation is ongoing.
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