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1 dead, 1 injured in head-on crash near Laurel

Fatal Crash
Posted at 10:15 AM, Nov 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-07 12:15:32-05

LAUREL — A head-on crash east of Laurel left a man dead and a woman injured late Saturday night, according to the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP).

The MHP crash report said the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 90 westbound, east of Strauch Road at mile marker 436.

The report said a 55-year-old Billings man driving a Hyundai Tucson "more than likely" entered the interstate at the Laurel on-ramp and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.

The man struck a 31-year-old Roundup woman driving a GMC Sierra head-on in the westbound passing lane. Both vehicles came to rest in the passing lane, according to the report.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene; the woman was life-flighted with injuries. No further information was available about her current condition or where she was taken.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor, according to the MHP report. Other details, including the identities of the people involved in the crash, were not available.

We will update you if we get more information.