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One dead, three injured in vehicle crash near Emigrant

Infant less than a year old among the injured
Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 13:49:16-04

EMIGRANT — A man driving a tractor northbound on US-89 was killed in a collision with another vehicle on Friday afternoon near Emigrant, according to the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP).

MHP reported the driver of the tractor was a 39-year-old Livingston man traveling with an infant less than a year old, secured in a car seat. The car seat was not strapped into the tractor, according to MHP.

Around 2 p.m. Friday, two men in a construction vehicle also traveling northbound attempted to pass the tractor near mile marker 38.5. The tractor began turning left as the truck attempted to pass; the two vehicles collided, throwing the driver of the tractor and the infant.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The infant survived with injuries.

The driver of the construction vehicle, a 30-year-old Utah man, was transported to Livingston with injuries, as was the passenger, a 25-year-old Helena man. Both were wearing seatbelts, MHP said.

MHP said road conditions were bare and dry. Speed, drugs, and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash. No further information about the condition of the infant was available.

This is an ongoing investigation.