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Sep 27, 2010 3:45 PM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)

Missoula teen killed, 2 hurt in accident near Ronan

RONAN - A 17-year-old Missoula male died and two others were injured in an early morning accident near Sloan's Bridge.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash happened Monday morning at around 7:00 a.m. when a Dodge SUV, driven by a 22-year-old Ronan male, was traveling fast down Little Bitterroot Road.

The driver lost control and the vehicle went of the right side of the roadway and rolled over four times. Authorities say that the driver, the 17-year-old male passenger and a 40-year-old female passenger were all ejected from the truck.

The Missoula male was pronounced dead on the scene while the driver and female passenger were taken to St. Luke's hospital in Ronan. The woman was later air-llifted to Kalispell Medical Regional Center.

There's no word on the condition of the two hurt in the wreck. MHP reports that both speed and alcohol played a role in the accident.

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