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3 North Dakota residents killed in interstate crash west of Forsyth

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A crash on the interstate west of Forsyth on Thursday left three people dead.

The crash happened on Interstate 94 in the westbound lane around 12:30 p.m.

According to Montana Highway Patrol, two SUVs were headed westbound.

A Montana vehicle was in the right lane while a vehicle from North Dakota was in the left lane.

Trooper Scott McDermott reported the two vehicles made contact after which the North Dakota vehicle rotated in a counter-clockwise spin.

The vehicle overturned in the left lane, rolled in the median, and came to rest on its wheels in the eastbound lane.

The driver, identified as 52-year-old Rose Grimm, was belted when it came to a stop.

Two passengers, 60-year-old Keith Grimm and 55-year-old Julia Erickson, were ejected as it rolled through the median.

All three died.

Both Rose Grimm and Keith Grimm were from Strasburg, North Dakota. Erickson was from Bismarck, North Dakota.

McDermott said the front passenger side of the North Dakota vehicle and the rear driver side of the Montana vehicle made contact.

No arrests were made and no citations were issued as of Thursday afternoon.

Note: This story was updated to provide better context to what occurred on the roadway between the two vehicles.

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