Posted: Oct 16, 2013 7:53 PM by Beth Beechie - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - The Montana Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash on Highway 87 just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The two-vehicle crash happened near mile marker 22 between Great Falls and Fort Benton, near Floweree.
MHP Trooper David Baggs says the crash happened when a black Dodge Ram headed south moved to pass a semi.
A red truck heading the opposite way swerved to avoid a head-on collision but over-corrected and crashed into a southbound green van carrying four people.
Trooper Baggs says all five people were taken to Benefis hospital in Great Falls via ambulance with minor injuries, and says more serious injuries were prevented because everyone was wearing their seatbelts.
Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in this crash according to MHP.
The MHP is still looking for the black Dodge that fled the scene; it is believed to be a late 90s or early 2000 model of a black diesel Dodge Ram with a silver rack on the back.
If you have any information about the suspect vehicle or the crash, you're asked to call the MHP at 855-MHP-3777.