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Elderly woman killed in crash near Lolo identified

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 14:24:48-04

MISSOULA – Authorities have released the name of the elderly woman who died in a Thursday afternoon crash on US Highway 93 South between Missoula and Lolo.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott said that Edith Morrosis, 92, of Hamilton died in the two-vehicle accident that happened north of Lolo.

Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Sean Finley said that Morrosis was making a left hand turn off Cochise Drive onto US Highway 93 — heading toward Missoula — when her truck collided with an oncoming car just after 2:30 p.m.

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, aged two through six. All of those were taken to the hospital, but we don’t know how badly they were hurt.

MHP reports that everyone involved in the accident that closed part of the busy highway was wearing a seat belt.