Posted: Oct 20, 2013 3:15 PM by Keele Smith - MTN News
Updated: Oct 20, 2013 4:25 PM
BOZEMAN - One man is in the hospital after the car he was in, careened off of a road in Hyalite Canyon.
Officials were dispatched several miles up Moser Creek road in Hyalite around 7:05 a.m. on Sunday.
Gallatin County Search and Rescue along with the Highway Patrol responded.
One occupant was transported to Bozeman Deaconess with severe internal injuries and underwent emergency surgery. His current condition is unknown.
According to Lieutenant Arlyn Greydanus with the Gallatin valley Sheriff's Department, the other two occupants initially said there was an extremely intoxicated driver behind the wheel who fled.
They later admitted they made up the story about a fourth person being in the car at all.
Because of that false initial report, Greydanus suspects alcohol was involved but there is no official confirmation of what caused the accident.
MTN's Keele Smith will have the full story tonight.