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Police: Driver struck construction worker, caused multiple crashes in south Billings

Billings police investigating crash scene
Billings police investigating crash scene
Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 18:08:17-04

Update 8:25 p.m. Police have apprehended a driver who ran over a construction worker and caused two other accidents in south Billings Thursday night.

Billings police first responded to an injury accident at South Billings Boulevard and Stone Street at 5:52 p.m. and discovered the suspect vehicle had been involved in a previous acccident at Collier Road and Blue Creek, according to a release from Lt. Brian Krivitz.

The suspect fled the scene and drove to the construction zone on South Billings Boulevard, struck the worker and kept driving, according to Krivitz.

The suspect then ran over a school zone sign at South Billings Boulevard and Stone Street, crossed the median then struck a green Mazda passenger car head on and a blue GMC Denali, Krivitz wrote.

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The driver then struck a power pole and tried to flee the vehicle but was caught by Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies.

All victims have serious injuries that do no appear life-threatening, according to Krivitz. The suspect was also taken to a local hospital.

The Montana Highway Patrol and Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accidents that occurred in the construction zone and Blue Creek. The Billings Police Department Crash Investigation Team is investigating the accident on South Billings and Stone Street.

South Billings Blvd by Newman Elementary School will be temporarily closed while the accident is being investigated.

Montana Highway Patrol, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, Billings Police Department, Billings Fire Department, AMR, and Northwestern Energy all responded.

Billings police are investigating a major crash scene on South Billings Boulevard.

Police and Montana Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.