High speed wall collision leaves two dead

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 16:16:12-04

Two 35-year-olds are dead in a single-vehicle crash after colliding with a rock wall early Saturday.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports that at around 12:45 a.m. two people in a Jeep Grand Cherokee were driving westbound on Montana Highway 28 when the driver failed to negotiate a turn.

The driver then over-corrected and the vehicle collided with a rock cliff face and one passenger was ejected onto the roadway. 

The driver was a woman from Kalispell, and the passenger was a male from Columbia Falls.

Both the passenger and the driver — who were not wearing seatbelts — were pronounced dead on the scene.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports alcohol, drugs, and speed are all considered factors in this crash.