Posted: Jul 4, 2012 8:11 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News
EAST MISSOULA - A Milltown woman is dead after she rolled her SUV on Interstate 90 near East Missoula Tuesday afternoon, just before 1:30 p.m. near mile marker 108. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Sean Finley said the unidentified 31-year-old woman was heading east on the interstate. While passing another car, she drove onto the soft portion of the shoulder on the left hand side of the road and rolled. Her SUV ended up on its roof in the west bound lanes
WEST GLACIER - A veteran member of the Glacier National Park trail crew was seriously hurt in a fall on Tuesday, according to a park press release. The 31-year-old woman was working on part of the Highline Trail and as her crew was returning to the Logan Pass trailhead, reports say she slid about 200 feet down a snowy trail and fell onto Going-to-the-Sun Road.
POTOMAC- Two people were seriously hurt after their car rolled near Potomac at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Montana Highway 200 near mile marker 18. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Pfau said two people from Great Falls were heading north on Highway 200 and started to pass a car. Another car was coming at them and the driver overcorrected and rolled the SUV.
TROUT CREEK- Investigators say they found a woman's body inside of a car that was submerged in the river near Trout Creek. The Montana Highway Patrol reports crews worked to pull the car out of the river on Monday night after the Sanders County Sheriff's Office received reports of people seeing the car in the water as early as Saturday.
LIBBY- While parts of Montana east of the Continental Divide are already burning up, there's a different concern in Northwest Montana as Lincoln County residents are keeping an eye out for possible flooding.
ASHLAND- The largest wildfire currently burning in Montana continues to be the Ash Creek Fire which grew to 204,000 acres and continued to spread on Tuesday.. Containment remains at 55% and on the ground, firefighters found little help from the weather, with winds gusting up to 35 mph, pushing the fire further.
KALISPELL- The City of Kalispell is reminding and visitors this Fourth of July holiday that fireworks are prohibited within city limits. Officials say that despite the wet spring and the recent record rains, fireworks still pose a fire threat in Northwest Montana.
MISSOULA- The Missoula Osprey fell to the Billings Mustangs 10-4 Tuesday night before a record crowd of 4,316 fans at Ogren Park Allegiance Field, who then stuck around to watch a post game fireworks show.
Chrissy Kohler's StormTracker Weather Center forecast: It's the one day out of the year that everyone hopes for awesome weather and this year Mother Nature will not disappoint! Our Fourth of July forecast is looking just fabulous with sunny skies and highs just right in the mid 70s to the low 80s.