Posted: May 12, 2013 9:49 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News
BUTTE-A Butte man has died and his wife was transported to the hospital after a car crash on Interstate 15.
Montana Highway Patrol received the report at 5:09 p.m. Sunday.
Montana Highway Patrol Troopers began to arrive on scene at 5:15 p.m.
Trooper Cody Ruane says a 72 year old male driver and his wife were headed north bound on I-15 near mile marker 109, south of Butte.
It appears the driver passed out at the wheel while driving a Dodge Ram pick-up truck, hauling an RV.
The truck veered off the left side of the road.
The driver's wife tried to grab the wheel but the vehicle lost control and jackknifed, rolling onto its side.
Both occupants were wearing their seat-belts.
The driver died at the scene.
Ruane says the driver's wife should be fine as far as any injuries she suffered in the car crash.
She was transported to St. James HealthCare.
Both northbound lanes of traffic were shut down, and a detour was used at the nearby rest stop.