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Man dies, young child injured in one-vehicle crash near Missoula

Coal Mine Road Missoula Fatal Accident Map
Posted at 11:31 AM, May 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-16 11:15:51-04

MISSOULA - A man died and a young child was injured in a one-vehicle accident that happened on Sunday night in Missoula.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash happened shortly before 10:15 p.m. on Coal Mine Road.

A 49-year-old man from Missoula was driving north on Coal Mine Road when he missed a curve and the Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed and rolled over.

MHP reports the victim was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

It's not known if the 7-year-old child — who is from Missoula — was ejected from the Jeep, according to MHP.

Neither person was wearing a seatbelt and speed is believed to have played a role in the accident, which remains under investigation.