UPDATE 11:50 PM: The Montana Department of Transportation reopened Highway 93 in the area of Monday morning crash that killed three people.
Speeds in the area remain reduced.
The Montana Highway Patrol Trooper on the scene says two men in their 20’s and one woman in her 60’s were killed. No identities, hometowns released.
NINE PIPES – Three people died in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on U.S. Highway 93 north of St. Ignatius.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell tells MTN News the crash was reported at after 7 a.m. on US Highway 93 North about one mile north of Nine Pipe Lodge.
Sheriff Bell says two vehicles were involved in the accident. One car was from out-of-state while the second vehicle had Montana plates.
Sheriff Bell said three people were killed in the crash and that the identities and ages will be released later after families have been notified.
The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours.
The Montana Department of Transportation reports that northbound traffic is being diverted via Montana Highway 200 to Montana Highway 212 and then back onto US Highway 93.
Meanwhile, southbound traffic is being diverted via Montana Highway 212 to Montana Highway 200 and then back onto US Highway 93.
-Melissa Rafferty reporting for MTN