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Jul 19, 2010 5:21 PM by Q2 News/AP

UPDATE: Four people die in accidents on Montana's roadways

UPDATE: GLENDIVE, MT - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 13-year-old girl was killed after trying to pass a slower vehicle in an Interstate 94 construction zone in Dawson County.
The patrol says the girl was driving a car eastbound and approaching a construction zone where traffic was restricted to one lane. She sped up and tried to pass another vehicle in the median when she lost control of the car, causing it to roll into the median. The car came to rest on its top in the westbound lanes.
The 13-year-old girl was pronounced dead on arrival at a Glendive hospital. Her name has not been released. A 14-year-old passenger suffered unknown injuries.

UPDATE: RED LODGE, MT - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 68-year-old North Dakota man died after his motorcycle struck a deer near Red Lodge.
The patrol says Ronald Shaide of Cartwright, N.D., was northbound on Highway 212 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a deer. Shaide was taken to the hospital in Red Lodge, where he later died.
Shaide's death was the second motorcycle fatality on Highway 212 over the weekend.
Officials have released the name of a 50-year-old Billings man who died Friday evening just south of Belfry. The patrol says Andrew Bulau was northbound when he lost control on a left hand curve. He was thrown from the bike, was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

UPDATE: BELGRADE, MT - The Montana Highway Patrol has identified the driver of a fatal accident in Belgrade involving five people. The deceased driver is 21-year-old Stephen Cold of Bozeman. As of Sunday evening, one person has been released from Bozeman Deaconess while two other occupants remain hospitalized in Bozeman. A male, who was flown to Billings early Sunday morning, remains in critical condition at a Billings hospital.

From July 18, 2010

BILLINGS - It was a dangerous weekend on our roadways. Overnight, three additional people died in separate accidents in Red Lodge, Belgrade and Glendive.

In Red Lodge, a North Dakota man died after an accident involving a deer. The Montana Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist was driving on Highway 212, near mile marker 71 around 8:30 pm last night, when a deer jumped out on the road and the two collided. The rider was transported to Red Lodge Hospital where he died. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. MHP says speed and alcohol were not factors in the fatal crash.

Meanwhile, a crash in Belgrade early Sunday morning sent four people to the hospital and killed the driver of the vehicle. MHP says troopers responded to Interstate 90 East near mile marker 296.6 around 1:50 Sunday morning. Troopers say the vehicle was heading East on I-90, when the driver drifted to the median, over corrected and rolled the car. The vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lane of I-90.

All occupants were ejected except for a female passenger. The 20-year-old male driver from Bozeman died due from his injuries. All four passengers were taken to Bozeman Deaconess. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash and are unsure if speed was a factor.
Trooper say no one was wearing a seat belt.

A Billings teenager is dead after an accident near West of Glendive. It happened around 4:17 Sunday morning on Interstate 94 and mile marker 209.7. Authorities say a 13-year-old female from Billings was the driver of the vehicle and had a 14-year-old passenger from Billings was in the car with her.

According to a report, the teen was heading eastbound on I-94 when she came to a construction zone and lane closure, which diverted her into the left lane. The driver attempted to pass a vehicle in the median and lost control of the vehicle, entering the roadway in front of the other vehicle. The vehicle landed in the westbound lane of traffic. Both teens were wearing seat belts, however the driver did not survive the accident. Troopers say speed was a factor in this fatal crash.

MHP says there was a total of four fatal accident this weekend on our roadways in Belfry, Red Lodge, Belgrade and Glendive. So far, 94 people have died in accidents in Montana.


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