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Woman dies in Gallatin Canyon crash

Road conditions were icy with accumulating snow
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Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 14:20:36-05

BOZEMAN — The Montana Highway Patrol said a woman who was a passenger in a Ford SUV carrying a family of five died in a crash on Tuesday in the Gallatin Canyon.

According to MHP Trooper Tyler Brant, the crash occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on US 191, when the southbound SUV crossed the center lane and hit a semi-truck head on.

The woman died at the scene; the male driver and another passenger in the SUV were flown to Bozeman Health Deaconess with serious injuries.

The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital as a standard precaution, but no serious injuries were reported.

Road conditions were icy with accumulating snow on the roadways. It was snowing at the time of the crash, the trooper reported. The road was shut down for almost three hours.

The name of the woman has not yet been released.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.