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Woman dies in Sanders County crash

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 24, 2020

One person died after a Saturday evening crash in Sanders County.

The Montana Highway Patrol was called to the scene near Hot Springs at around 7:40 p.m.

A 46-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on Little Bitterroot Road with a 39-year-old female passenger.

The driver attempted to turn left on a curve, failed to maintain control of the vehicle, and rolled off the right side of the roadway.

Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. MHP reports that the 46-year-old driver died and the passenger survived.

Alcohol and speed are suspected factors in the crash.