MISSOULA – A violent, head-on crash on Reserve Street has sent at least four people to the hospital Thursday afternoon, two of them with critical injuries.
Just before 2 p.m. along the 2900 block of South Reserve, a pick-up truck and a passenger car collided. Investigators say the truck was heading north but was in the southbound lane and hit the southbound passenger car. There were three people in the car and two in the truck, including a child.
The impact sent debris across the roadway and police had to stop traffic on the busy street. The injured were rushed to the hospital.
“Three people in the passenger car that were involved, all three were transported to the hospital, two with significant injuries that we would classify as possibly life-threatening,” said Missoula Police Department Sgt. Travis Welsh. “Early statements indicate that it was traveling northbound in the southbound lane, which caused the head-on with the southbound passenger car.”
Southbound traffic was re-rerouted for much of the afternoon as investigators pieced together what happened.
-Augusta McDonnell reporting for MTN News
2:21 p.m. — The Missoula Police Department issued a MEANS Alert Thursday saying that traffic around the area of 2900 Reserve Street is blocked due to a vehicle crash.
MPD recommends that motorists in the area take an alternative route, if possible, due to traffic delays.
We have a reporter en route to the scene.
This is a developing story and will be updated.