Sanders County Coverage

Oct 7, 2012 9:31 PM by Bernie Riggs - KPAX News

1 killed, several hurt in Sanders County crash

HOT SPRINGS- A man was killed and two women suffered what officials say are life-threatening injuries in an accident that happened on Montana Highway 28 near Hot Springs at around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Darlene Lee says the driver of a car with Washington license plates was headed north near mile marker 17 when the driver drifted to the right, over-corrected and entered the southbound lane, hitting a pickup truck.

Three people were in the Washington car, including a 21-year-old man who was flown to a Kalispell hospital, but died from his injuries.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old woman and 26-year-old woman were taken to Clark Fork Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and were later flown to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

Authorities say there were three people in the pickup truck, all of whom are believed to be from the Columbia Falls area.

The 66 year-old male driver and a 60-year-old female were taken to the hospital and were later released. Another 60-year-old female passenger was taken to Missoula with non-life-threatening injuries.

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