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2 people dead in rollover crash on I-90 near Manhattan

Posted at 10:13 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 12:13:14-04

Two people died in a rollover crash on I-90 between Three Forks and Manhattan Saturday afternoon, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at mile marker 284 on the interstate.

A 46-year-old man was driving eastbound on I-90 with passengers when his vehicle began to enter the median at a right curve in the road.

The man overcorrected to the right and then to the left, according to MHP. His vehicle entered and crossed the median, then went into a roll across the westbound lane of the interstate.

The man’s vehicle struck a second vehicle driven by a 31-year-old woman as it rolled.

According to MHP, a 41-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl were traveling in the vehicle that rolled and were pronounced dead at the scene.

A total of seven people were involved in the incident, with three others reportedly sustaining injuries.

No further information about the extent of injuries or condition of other people in the crash was immediately available.

Both lanes of I-90 were briefly closed Saturday due to the accident. As eastbound travel resumed, traffic was diverted off the westbound lanes at exit 288 late into the afternoon.

MHP said the incident is still under investigation as of Sunday morning.

We will update this story with any new information we receive.