Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:53 PM by Q2 News
BILLINGS- An early morning pile-up on Interstate 94 near Ballantine has the Montana Highway Patrol warning drivers that they need to slow down in inclement conditions as winter weather approaches.
Shortly after 9a.m., Trooper Dave Munson says that Montana Highway Patrol responded to three separate crashes caused by speed and low visibility which sent six people to the hospital.
Munson says a pickup truck hauling a motor home was traveling westbound two miles west of the Ballantine exit on I-94 when the vehicle slid and slammed into a guard rail, causing the motor home to flip on its side.
The driver of the pickup, the only occupant of the vehicle, sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the truck.
A Plymouth van traveling behind the truck was traveling westbound on I-94 as well and, due to fog, was unable to avoid the crash and swerved in to a guard rail, injuring the two occupants.
Shortly after, a blue sedan was traveling westbound as well and crashed in to the motor home due to low visibility.
Three people were injured in the sedan.
Munson says a few of the people injured in the sedan suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Munson says that drivers need to be aware that it is against the law to travel the speed limit when winter weather impacts road conditions and visibility is poor.