Entries in Montana fatal accidents (17)
(POPLAR)- Authorities say a 20-year old woman was killed when her skateboard was struck by a car outside Poplar Monday evening.
KTVQ reports the accident happened when the victim waas riding her board in the driving lane and a 35-year old woman pulled out to pass another car. The driver stopped and rushed back to perform CPR, but the woman died later at the hospital.
Investigators are still checking to see if speed or alcohol were factors in the accident.
Montana Highway Patrol says this past weekend was the worst for traffic fatalities in 15-years, and the second worst on record.
8-people were killed on state highways Saturday and Sunday, including five in a rollover outside Browning and two in Northwest Montana near Troy. Additionally, a Plains grandmother and her two grandchildren drowned when their car went into the Clark Fork River bringing the total to 11. But that accident isn't included in the state numbers because it happened on private property.
KRTV reports quotes MHP troopers as saying of the 8-fatalities on state roads, only one of those people was wearing a seat belt.
Overall, 93-people have been killed in traffic accidents in Montana this year, nearly twice the pace as two years ago.
The death of a 58-year old Whitefish woman Saturday actually raises the weekend death toll to 12 on state roads, not including the three victims in the Plains drowning.
(KALISPELL)- Montana Highway Patrol troopers say there's been another fatal accident where someone wash't wearing a seat belt.
MHP says a 38-year old woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when she crashed on U-S 2 about 7-miles west of Kalispell near the Ashley Creek bridge. Troopers say the woman apparently lost control as she was rounding the curve, overcorrecting and sending the car into a slide before it rolled several times.
The woman was ejected from the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is one in a series of Western Montana accidents this spring where people have been thrown from their cars and died because they weren't wearing seat belts. An Idaho man was ejected from his car after it hit a tree on I-90 near St. Regis earlier this week.
(MISSOULA)- The sudden onset of spring weather often brings a spike in traffic accidents and it appears the past couple of days are no exception.
In Missoula, police are investigating a late afternoon car-pedestrian accident in which a vehicle hit a man walking along Mullan Road east of Reserve. There was no immediate word on the man's condition.
Authorities have identified a 17-year old Lolo teen who was killed when the car he was riding in crashed outside Bozeman Friday night. Alec Fesler was killed when he was thrown from the car when it crashed on Story Mill Road.
And officials have identified the Florence man who was killed over the weekend when his motorcycle crashed on Old Highway 93. The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says 31-year old Frank Schwindt died from the injuries he suffered when he crashed without a helmet.