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Butte woman found dead after crash

Posted at 5:31 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 00:18:26-05

BUTTE – A 27-year-old Butte woman, who was reported missing over the weekend, was found dead in a rollover crash in Butte early Monday.

Butte police discovered the driver deceased about 2:30 a.m. Monday in a 2010 Nissan that was overturned in Blacktail Creek. Police suspect the victim lost control of the vehicle while driving west on Interstate 15/90 and drove off the right side of the highway where the vehicle came to rest upside down in the creek.

The victim’s family reported her missing Sunday after she was last seen about 11 p.m. Friday driving away from a relative’s home in Pipestone.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and suspects drugs and speed were factors in the crash. The victim was not wearing a seat belt.

The Butte coroner’s office has not released the identity of the victim as of Monday morning.

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News