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1 person dead, 1 injured in Teton County crash

1 person dead, 1 injured in Teton County crash (September 10, 2021)
Posted at 10:10 AM, Sep 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 14:39:20-04

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Highway Patrol has updated its report on the crash.

Initially, the 27-year old woman was identified as the driver; the MHP now says that the woman was the passenger, and the 31-year old man was driving at the time of the crash.

(1st REPORT)

One person died and another was injured in a crash in Teton County on Friday, September 10.

The crash happened near mile marker 2 of Highway 221, just outside of Choteau, at about 11:30 p.m.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman from Great Falls was driving a pickup truck west when she drifted off the side of the road.

She over-corrected, crossed the center line, and the truck went into a skid, going airborne and crashing into a ditch, rolling several times.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.

A 31-year old male passenger was injured and taken to Benefis Health System in Great Falls; the nature and severity of his injuries has not been disclosed.

According to the MHP, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt; the passenger was wearing a seatbelt.

The MHP says that alcohol and excessive speed may have been factors in the crash, and is continuing to investigate.