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Two people killed in separate crashes on Montana roadways

Posted at 3:53 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:04:46-04

BILLINGS – Two people died on Montana roadways on Saturday, both on the eastern side of the state.

The first death occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when a motorcycle collided with a tractor near Sidney.

Montana Highway Patrol reported a 59-year-old man from Glendive attempted to pass the tractor but it turned left. The motorcycle struck the side of the tractor.

The 20-year-old driver of the tractor was uninjured. No citation was issued, according to the report.

Two and a half hours later, one person was killed in a crash in Big Horn County.

The report from the responding trooper stated a Chevy Impala was west of Crow Agency when the driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve.

It rolled into a streambed and two passengers were ejected. A 34-year-old woman from Crow Agency was killed. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Two other women were injured. It is not clear who was driving, according to the report.

39 people have died on Montana roadways in 2018.

Reporting by Dustin Klemann for MTN News