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Sep 21, 2013 1:05 AM by MTN NEWS

Montana football player killed, 3 others injured in rollover near Townsend

UPDATE: The vehicle, a 1976 Ford truck, was traveling westbound on South Ray Creek Road then turned on to a gravel road when the driver lost control while negotiating a curve.

It rolled 3/4 times down an embankment ejecting two of the passengers. One of those ejected is believed to be the 18-year-old man who passed away. Neither were wearing seatbelts.

Montana Highway Patrol has not disclosed whether the other two passengers were wearing their seatbelts. The three survivors were transported to Broadwater County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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TOWNSEND - A car crash northeast of Townsend leaves one young Montana football player dead and three others injured.

The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the one-vehicle rollover in Broadwater County at about 3:20 p.m. on Friday.

The crash happened on Montana Highway 284 near Ray Creek Road northeast of Townsend.

MTN has received confirmation that all four of the victims are football players for Broadwater High School.

Three of the occupants were transported from the scene for medical care, but the nature and extent of their injuries has not been disclosed.

Undersheriff Wynn Meehan says that speed appears to been a factor in the rollover.

Authorities have not yet released any names.

We will update you as new information becomes available.

Jim Holland, the athletic director for Broadwater High School in Townsend, says that tonight's homecoming football has been cancelled.

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