Posted: Aug 26, 2012 7:47 AM by MTN News
FORT SMITH- A Billings woman died early Saturday morning in a car rollover near Forth Smith that injured three others, including two children.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports the 27-year-old male driver of a 1999 Mercury was heading south on Montana Secondary Highway 313 at around 2:30 a.m., when eight miles outside of Fort Smith, he skidded for an unknown reason and went off the road.
The skid caused the car to vault over a ditch, resulting in the car hitting an outbuilding 10 feet above ground level. Authorities say this caused the car to roll several times when it hit the ground.
The driver, from Fort Smith, and the front passenger, a 25-year-old Billings woman, were both ejected from the vehicle. Authorities says that neither one was wearing a seat belt.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene of the wreck, the woman was pronounced dead.
The driver, and a 1-year-old and 6-year-old passenger, were all transported to Billings hospitals with injuries. The driver was in critical condition when he left the scene.