​5 Killed In Crash Near Browning, Montana

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June 17, 2013
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5 people were killed in north Montana in a crash involving a pickup truck after the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle, but names of the victims near the town of Browning have not yet been identified.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the truck was driven by a 28-year-old man from Babb. The other victims included one male and three females, all between the ages of 17 and 24 years old. The male passenger and two of the females were from Browning.

Two more passengers were treated for injuries and released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. However, authorities say speed was a factor and that none of the seven people inside the truck were wearing seat belts.

A second accident happened earlier when a Toyota Celica driven by a 32-year-old Troy man crashed off of Iron Creek Road near Troy, the Montana Highway Patrol said.

The car was northbound at what appeared to be a high rate of speed when it left the road, the driver overcorrected and it crossed both lanes of traffic before leaving the west side of the road and hitting a pair of trees.

Both the driver and 21-year-old Libby woman who was a passenger died at the scene, the patrol said.