Posted: Aug 25, 2012 8:55 PM by Q2 News
Updated: Aug 25, 2012 9:49 PM
BILLINGS- A Billings woman died early Saturday morning in a car rollover near Forth Smith that injured 3 others-including two children.
According to Montana Highway Patrol, the 27-year-old male driver of a 1999 Mercury was heading southbound on Montana Secondary Highway 313 around 2:30a.m., when 8 miles outside of Fort Smith, he skidded for an unknown reason and went off the road.
The skid caused the car to vault over a ditch, resulting in the car hitting an outbuilding 10 feet above ground level.
Highway Patrol says this caused the car to roll multiple times when it hit the ground.
The driver, from Fort Smith, and the front passenger, a 25-year-old Billings woman, were both ejected from the vehicle.
Montana Highway Patrol says neither one was wearing a seat belt.
When Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the wreck, the woman was pronounced dead.
The driver, and a 1-year-old and 6-year-old passenger, were all transported to Billings hospitals with injuries.
The driver was in critical condition when he left the scene.
Montana Highway Patrol says both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.