Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:34 AM by Robin O'Day - MTN News
TROY - One person is dead and several others hurt after a Thursday afternoon crash near Troy.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports a 67-year-old Libby woman was driving a Dodge caravan, along with two passengers, a 31-year-old woman and 2-year-old boy, when her van was hit.
The crash happened just before 3 p.m., as the driver of the was going west on U.S. Highway 2 near mile marker 22, when the driver of a Ford Bronco heading east slid across the center line and hit the van.
All three people in the van, as well as the driver of the Ford Bronco and a passenger, were taken to St. Johns Hospital.
The 67-year-old Libby woman died at the hospital, with troopers adding that she was not wearing a seatbelt.
The toddler was appropriately strapped in and only suffered minor injuries. The condition of the other people involved is not known at this time.
MHP says the road conditions were snow packed and icy, but speed and poor tires were factors in this fatal crash.