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Victims of Christmas Eve crash near Bozeman identified

Posted at 8:13 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 22:14:06-05

BOZEMAN – Law enforcement officials have identified the woman and man killed in a Christmas Eve crash near Manhattan on Interstate 90.

Laci D Burkhart, 35, of Willow Creek, and Judd Richard Smutt, 41, of Bozeman were killed when the vehicle they were in traveled across the median and struck an eastbound semi head-on.

They were both pronounced dead on the scene. Although the semi jackknifed into another vehicle, no one else was injured in the accident.

Story by Ken Spencer, MTN News