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2 people dead in crash between Fairfield and Vaughn

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 16:44:58-05

The Montana Highway Patrol reports that two people died in a crash between Vaughn and Fairfield.

Authorities have not yet released the names of either person, but did confirm that one is an adult woman, and the other is a six-year old girl, according to MHP trooper Danny Sons.

The head-on crash happened along US Highway 89 near mile marker 13, just east of Ashuelot Hill Road.

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at about 8:40 a.m. on Friday.

There is no word yet on whether anyone else was seriously injured.

The Montana Department of Transportation says that both lanes of traffic are blocked, and traffic is being turned around at the state shop and above the crash scene. Drivers should avoid the area if possible, or be prepared for delays.

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash; the Montana Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate.

We have a reporter at the scene and will update you when we get more details.