1 killed, 3 hurt in crash near Lodge Grass

Posted at 6:32 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-11 20:32:41-04

LODGE GRASS – One man is dead after a crash near Lodge Grass on Friday morning.

The crash was reported around 8:40 a.m. on Secondary Highway 451, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP said the crash occurred when the driver ran off the road and tried to over-correct. The car hit an embankment and began to roll.

Two passengers were thrown from the vehicle with one man being pronounced died on scene. The victim was a 21-year-old Crow Agency man. MHP said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The driver, a 19-year-old from Crow Agency, and a 17-year-old female passenger were transported to the Crow hospital.  The woman was not wearing her seat belt, and it is unclear if the driver was using his.

Another passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings with unknown injuries.  She was also not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers said alcohol and speed are both suspected factors in the crash.