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Fatal crash reported on I-90 in Bozeman

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 19:26:07-04

UPDATE, 5:15 PM: Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson told MTN News after further investigation that the crash is now being considered a single-vehicle fatality. No other cars came into contact with each other in the incident.

An MHP crash report says the driver who died is a 26-year-old Missoula man. He is not being identified at this time pending notification of next-of-kin. He reportedly was wearing his seatbelt.

The crash report said the driver was headed eastbound on I-90 when he went off the left side of the road, turned right, and overcorrected. He overcorrected again, putting the vehicle into a counterclockwise spin into the median. The vehicle rolled across the westbound lanes of I-90 and came to rest just off the westbound shoulder.

Nelson says with the help of several witnesses who took video of the crash, he wants to get the word out that they are trying to find "someone who may have been a factor in what caused this crash" so they can talk with them and "rule them out."

He hopes anyone with information would call (406) 842-7000.

UPDATE, 2:45 PM: Multiple vehicles were involved in the deadly Tuesday crash on I-90 westbound near the 19th Street exit, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP Trooper Jay Nelson told MTN News that dispatch reported a rollover crash on the interstate at 12:22 p.m.

One person driving a vehicle involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Nelson could not confirm the exact number of vehicles involved in the crash that is currently under investigation.

There have been no other reports of significant injuries at this time, and the identification of the person who died has not been released.

We will continue to update you as we get more information.

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A fatal crash is being reported in Bozeman on Interstate 90 westbound between the 19th Street interchange and the 7th Street exit.

According to the Montana Department of Transportation road report, the crash is causing complete blockage of westbound lanes on I-90 starting around mile marker 305.

The Montana Highway Patrol incident map lists the crash as a fatality that was dispatched at 12:23 p.m.

MTN News has a reporter headed to the scene. We will update you as we get more information.