GREAT FALLS — The five people who died in a two-vehicle crash on Friday night near Box Elder have been identified.
The five people are Sage Ferguson, Sr., 26 years old; Rokki Ferguson, 30; Sage Ferguson, Jr., 5; Lovelee Bearcub, 8; and Ryan Four Souls, 30. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, all were from Box Elder.
The obituary for Rokki states that the crash killed her, her husband, her two children, and her brother.
Jordan Arca has created a GoFundMe to help 10-year old Wynter Ferguson, who lost his mother, father, siblings, and uncle. The fundraising page states:
- On the evening of June 12, 2020 Wynter's life changed forever. His mother, father, little sister, little brother, and uncle all lost their lives in a tragic car accident. Wynter is the only one left of his immediate family. The car accident was a tragedy in our small community. His entire world was flipped upside down by losing his family. Wynter is currently living with and being cared for by his maternal grand parents. This loss was a hard one for the entire family. I organized this go fund me account in order to provide anything Wynter may need in these next coming months while things are finalized. These funds will also be used for school supplies & clothes for the upcoming year. The funds that aren't used for his immediate expenses will be put away in a college savings account.
The MHP was notified of the crash at about 8:35 p.m.; it happened along Duck Creek Road near the intersection with Upper Box Elder Road.
According to the MHP, a northbound Taurus went off the road. The driver tried to correct back to the left, causing the car to go into a sideways slide toward the passenger side. The Taurus then collided with a southbound Chevy Malibu.
According to the MHP, alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.