Posted: Jun 16, 2013 5:04 PM by MTN News
Five people died in an early morning crash on Sunday near Browning.
The Montana Highway Patrol says it happened on Starr School Road, about a mile and a half east of U.S. Highway 89, just after midnight.
A 2012 Nissan Titan with seven people was heading east on Starr School Road, traveling well above the night-time speed limit of 65 miles per hour.
Troopers say the driver was distracted, drifted right and over-corrected. The pick-up slid sideways and rolled several times.
The MHP says the five who died are: a 28-year old man from Babb, who was driving; a 21-year old woman from Browning; a 17-year old female; a 24-year old man from Browning; and a 23-year old woman from Browning.
One female died while being taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center; the others died at the scene.
An ambulance took a 19-year old woman and a 28-year old man, both from Browning, to the BIA hospital with minor injuries.
None of the seven people were wearing seat belts.
Troopers say speed was a factor and it's unknown if alcohol contributed to the crash.
Authorities have not yet released any names.