Sep 14, 2012 10:30 AM by Katie Stukey - MTN News
CONRAD- A one-vehicle crash just north of Conrad killed one person and left another with serious injuries on Thursday.
The accident happened just after 5 p.m. on Interstate 15 near mile marker 348, which is several miles north of Conrad.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Kurt Miller tells us the driver of a southbound pickup went off the road and hit the concrete column at the overpass of the Valier Highway.
The female passenger from Glendive died on impact while the male driver, who's from Bozeman, was trapped inside the pick-up, which caught fire.
Pondera County crews rescued the man using the Jaws of Life and was flown to Benefis hospital in Great Falls. There's now word on his condition.
Trooper Miller says both occupants were wearing seat belts, and says that speed may have been a factor in the fatal wreck.
Authorities have not released any names at this point.