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Victims in I-90 crash near Manhattan identified

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Sep 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-18 13:54:49-04

UPDATE — Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner Dan Springer released on Monday the names of the two people who died in a crash on Interstate 90 near Manhattan on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle that crossed the median and struck a truck traveling westbound was identified as 34-year-old Jose Sanchez-Ruiz of Bozeman. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman driving the westbound truck was identified as 34-year-old Haley Vicchio-Wilson of Bozeman. She died of her injuries after being transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center.

The cause of death for both Sanchez-Ruiz and Vicchio-Wilson was determined to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death accidental.

Sheriff Springer expressed condolences for the friends and families of the two victims on behalf of the Gallatin County Office of the Sheriff/Coroner.

(Earlier reporting)

BOZEMAN — Two people are dead after a crash on Interstate 90 east of Manhattan that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2023.

Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer told MTN News a vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate crossed the median and struck a vehicle in the westbound lanes.

According to a crash report from Montana Highway Patrol, the vehicle that crossed the median was a GMC Sierra driven by a 34-year-old Bozeman man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 34-year-old Bozeman woman driving a Ford F-150 was struck and airlifted to Bozeman Deaconess Regional Medical Center. She later died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said on social media Wednesday that four vehicles were involved in the crash. The incident occurred at mile marker 291, between Manhattan and Belgrade.

The westbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted off the interstate as first responders worked the scene.

The identities of the people who died have not been released at this time.

We will update you if we get more information.