Posted: Oct 23, 2012 8:25 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 8:26 PM
BUTTE - Icy roads caused a vehicle rollover about 7 miles north of Butte that sent two women to the hospital, though they didn't recieve life-threatening injuries.
Montana Highway Patrol says two women were south bound Monday evening when their vehicle hit a patch of ice on a bridge, crashed into the median and rolled once on Interstate 15, north of the Woodville exit.
The vehicle landed upright on all four wheels. Rescuers used Jaws of Life to pull out the driver, who suffered a fractured left arm. She had been wearing a seatbelt.
The passenger received minor lacerations. Montana Highway Patrol said she wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but had a valid medical reason for it.
Both women were transported to St. James Healthcare center in Butte for treatment.
Montana Highway Patrol says several bridges and overpasses were icy Monday night.