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Mother and daughter die in central Montana crash

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 17:19:40-05

(UPDATE, 1:57 pm)

A Great Falls mother and her daughter died in a crash Friday morning between Fairfield and Vaughn in central Montana.

The Cascade County Sheriff's Office has identifed the victims as Angela Bonney, 30, and her daughter Parker Ramirez, who just turned seven years old on Thursday.

The head-on crash happened along US Highway 89 near mile marker 13, just east of Ashuelot Hill Road

The media release from the sheriff's office says it appears Bonney was driving toward Fairfield when she lost control on a patch of black ice. She tried to regain control, and crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane and was hit on the passenger side of her vehicle by an oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Benefis Health System by ambulance with unspecified injuries.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Danny Sons told MTN News that Bonney was wearing her seatbelt, and her child was in a booster seat.

There is no indication that either driver was impaired or speeding.