Two weekend fatal vehicle crashes in western Montana

Separate car wrecks on Friday killed two people in Lincoln and Missoula counties.

At 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon in Missoula, a Chevrolet Traverse was headed north on Cote Lane. In it was an 34-year-old woman, who was driving, and an 11-year-old boy. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to a Montana Highway Patrol crash report.

The second car, a Ford truck, had two people inside, ages 41 and 14. It was driving south on Mullan Road toward Missoula. The driver of the Chevrolet failed to yield at a stop sign, according to the report, and the Ford collided with the driver’s side of the Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet went into a ditch, where it tipped and rolled. The Ford came to a rest on top of it, the report stated. Speed is a suspected factor in the crash. Roads conditions were dry.

The driver of the Chevrolet was dead when first responders arrived, and the 11-year-old passenger was brought to Providence St. Patrick Hospital for his injuries. Both are listed as Missoula residents.

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The people in the Ford were uninjured. They were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

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