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UPDATE: Three dead in two Wednesday morning crashes

Posted at 11:35 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:40:07-05

UPDATE: 11:35 A.M.: The Montana Highway Patrol has released new details on a crash east of Wolf Point.

Two people died in a crash in Roosevelt County on Wednesday when a pickup truck reportedly got stuck on train tracks and an oncoming train crashed into the truck.

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper at the scene told MTN News that the crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. near Montana Highway 13 east of Wolf Point.

The portion of tracks the pickup got stuck on is located off of a rural dirt road.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating two fatal crashes that happened in separate parts of the state Wednesday morning.

The first crash happened just before 5:30 a.m. on Montana Highway 13 east of Wolf Point. No other details are known about this crash at this time.

The second crash happened near Whitehall around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 41.

MHP says a woman died in that single vehicle crash.