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4 people hurt in crash that closes I-90 east of Missoula

The accident closed I-90 eastbound at mile marker 116
MRFD I-90 Semi Crash 2.jpg
MRFD I-90 Semi Crash.jpg
Posted at 8:37 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 14:01:51-04

MISSOULA — Four people were hurt in an early Friday morning crash that has closed Interstate 90 east of Missoula.

The Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) was called out at approximately 5:30 a.m. for reports of that a semi-truck had flipped over and was blocking the eastbound lanes of I-90 at mile marker 116.

Upon arrival MRFD firefighters found a pickup truck had crashed into the semi-trailer and was deeply embedded into the trailer.

Two patients were extricated from the semi-tractor and two patients were also extricated from the pickup, according to a news release.

The patients were taken to an area hospital. MRFD reports that none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The Montana Department of Transportation reports that eastbound traffic on I-90 is being detoured at the Turah exit onto Highway 210.

The semi-truck was hauling toilet paper.