GREAT FALLS — The Montana Highway Patrol has updated its report on the crash. Initially, the 27-year old woman was identified as the driver; the MHP now says that the woman was the passenger, and the 31-year old man was driving at the time of the crash.
(1st REPORT) One person died and another was injured in a crash in Teton County on Friday, September 10, 2021.
The crash happened near mile marker 2 of Highway 221, just outside of Choteau, at about 11:30 p.m.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman from Great Falls was driving a pickup truck west when she drifted off the side of the road.
She over-corrected, crossed the center line, and the truck went into a skid, going airborne and crashing into a ditch, rolling several times.
The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
A 31-year old male passenger was injured and taken to Benefis Health System in Great Falls; the nature and severity of his injuries has not been disclosed.
According to the MHP, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt; the passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
The MHP says that alcohol and excessive speed may have been factors in the crash, and is continuing to investigate.