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Child dead, 3 people hurt in Dawson County crash

Child dead, 3 people injured in Dawson County crash
Fatal Crash
Posted at 10:12 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 12:12:34-05

GREAT FALLS — A child died in a one-vehicle crash in Dawson County on Saturday.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports four people were traveling in a Cadillac Escalade along Montana Highway 16 at about 11:30 a.m. when the vehicle went off the road and hit an embankment.

An eight-year-old boy died in the crash.

The other three occupants — the 15-year-old male driver, a 39-year-old woman, and a 10-year-old girl — were taken to Glendive Medical Center for treatment. The nature and severity of their injuries has not been disclosed.

The MHP says that the adult woman was from Williston, North Dakota, and the other three occupants were from Castle Rock, Colorado.

According to the MHP, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, but the three passengers were. Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not believed to be factors in the crash. The road was dry at the time of the crash.

The name of the boy who died has not been released at this point.