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Oct 6, 2013 6:17 PM by MTN News

Crash kills 1 on Hwy 89 in Glacier County; speed, alcohol and drugs involved

GLACIER COUNTY - One person is dead following an early morning crash in Glacier County.

According to Trooper Chris Garza of the Montana Highway Patrol, the accident happened at mile marker 109 on US Highway 89.

Garza says the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix carrying five people was traveling northbound when it hit an approach and launched 108 feet in in the air.

When it came back down it rolled two and a half times before coming to rest in a borrow pit.

A male passenger was ejected and was pronounced dead on scene. The other four people in the car sustained incapacitating but non-life threatening injuries.

Garza says speed, alcohol and drugs were factors in the crash.

Only one passenger in the car was wearing a seat-belt. Blackfeet tribal police and Glacier County Sheriff's office is assisting MHP in the investigation.

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