BOZEMAN – One woman is dead and a man is hospitalized at Bozeman Health after a Friday night crash near the 7th Street exit on I-90 westbound.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports that at around 11 p.m. on Friday, the driver of a 2006 Ford 250 was merging onto I-90 when the vehicle started to fishtail.
Police say the driver overcorrected and went off the right side of the road, rolled over and then hit a power pole on the passenger side of the car.
The 47-year-old male driver from Sheridan, Montana was injured and transported to Bozeman Health, and the 36-year-old female passenger from Belgrade died at the scene. The driver was wearing his seatbelt; the woman was not.
MHP said alcohol, speed, and icy road conditions are all considered factors in the accident. The crash is still under investigation. This is a developing story and additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
This is the 13th highway fatality of 2019, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.