I-90 remains closed after fatal crash near Superior

Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 15:01:06-05
I90 Traffic Delay
A fatal accident involving several semi trucks closed a 10-mile section of I-90 near Superior on 12.19.18. (photo credit: Josh Phillips)

MISSOULA – One person died in an early Wednesday morning multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Mineral County Wednesday morning.

Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Shawn Smally told MTN News that five semi-trucks were involved in several crashes 10 miles east of Superior, killing one person.

A 10 mile stretch of both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-90 were still closed as of 9:30 a.m. while law enforcement removes the trucks from the Interstate.

Westbound traffic on I-90 is being detoured at Tariko onto the old highway while eastbound traffic is still blocked.

Sgt. Smally would not release the gender, age or hometown of the victim as the accident remains under investigation.

Officials hope to have a completed report later Wednesday.