Fatal crash near Big Timber one of three across Montana
A Tennessee woman died Friday in a rollover crash on the interstate near Big Timber.
The 21-year-old was driving west on Interstate 90 when she struck a median, according to a statement from Montana Highway Patrol. The fatal crash in Sweet Grass County was one of three across the state Friday.
The woman, who investigators said was from Afton, Tennessee, was traveling alone in a Lexus SUV. At mile marker 371, just east of Big Timber, she hit the median and the SUV overturned multiple times. It came to a stop on its wheels in the eastbound I-90 lanes. While she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, first responders pronounced her dead at the scene.
Debris from the Lexus damaged a Subaru Outback carrying two people, according to MHP, but neither were hurt. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, but alcohol is suspected to be a factor.
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