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Update: 2 identified in fatal crash near Lewistown

Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 17:49:38-04

Fatal crash near Lewistown

LEWISTOWN- The Fergus County Coroner has identified Emily Ruth Kaufman and Elizabeth G. Mentzer as the two teens that died following a vehicle crash near Lewistown on Monday.

Kaufman, 17 years old, was from Hamilton. Mentzer, 17, was from Lewistown.

Fergus County Coroner R.J. Brown said in a press release that at about 3:50 p.m., Central Montana Dispatch received a call of a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 87 near Torgerson’s. Lewistown Fire & Rescue, Central Montana Medical Center Ambulance, Fergus County Sheriff’s Department, and Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

The crash involved two vehicles: a Toyota Prius with four occupants (two male and two female), and a pickup truck with one occupant.

Kaufman died at the scene. The other occupants in the west-bound Toyota were taken to the Central Montana Medical Center.

Mentzer died in surgery at 5:33 p.m.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 60-year old man from Hobson, did not need medical treatment.

Story by David Sherman, MTN News