Crash victim identified as Malmstrom airman

Posted at 7:51 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 19:53:41-04

The young man involved in a crash between Great Falls and Helena on I-15 on Saturday (May 30) has died from his injuries.

Malmstrom Air Force Base said on Wednesday evening that Airman 1st Class Steven R. Gordon, a defender with the 341st Security Forces Squadron, died Tuesday night.

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at 3:50 p.m. and happened near mile marker 242, between Cascade and Craig.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, Gordon crashed into the jersey barrier that separates the north and southbound lanes and spun out of control, and he was then hit by a car. He was taken to Benefis Health System in Great Falls, where he passed away on Tuesday night.

“The loss of any one of our close-knit family affects us all. This is a tremendous loss and will be felt by each and every member of Team Malmstrom,” said Colonel Jennifer Reeves, 341st Missile Wing Commander. “Our main focus will be to support the family members and provide them with all the services available to work through this difficult time.”

There is no indication at this point that alcohol or speed were factors in the crash, nor whether any citations or charges will be issued; the investigation is continuing.

We will update you if we get more information.

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