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Teen dies, another person injured in collision with Lake County Sheriff’s deputy

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 11:19:15-04

A 17-year-old girl died and another person was injured after a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy collided with their car south of Ronan on Saturday morning.

The deputy was responding to an emergency weapons call in St. Ignatius around 4:50 a.m.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the two civilians were driving a Jeep Wrangler and were pulled over to the right side of the road.

At the last moment, the driver did a u-turn right in front of the deputy, which resulted in a high-speed collision.

Both people were ejected. The survivor was taken to the hospital and is in a stable condition.

The deputy received minor injuries.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

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