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1 killed, 5 hospitalized in Missoula crash

Posted at 4:46 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 06:46:00-04
(Photo courtesy Sierra Beans.)

MISSOULA – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 93 south killed an elderly woman and sent five others, including four children, to the hospital.

Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Sean Finley said a 92-year-old woman was making a left hand turn off Cochise Drive onto Highway 93 heading toward Missoula when her truck collided with an oncoming car just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rescue teams had to extricate her from the smashed truck.

A 35-year-old woman was driving the other vehicle and had four young children with her, ages 2 through 6. All went to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

MHP said everyone had their seat belts on.

(Photo courtesy Sierra Beans.)By Jill Valley – MTN News