(UPDATE, 10:37 am Friday) The Great Falls Police Department said in a news release that the crash involved three vehicles, including two motorcycles, at 2nd Avenue North and 44th Street.
According to the GFPD, the male driver of the car did not see two westbound motorcycles on 2nd Avenue North and hit one of the motorcycles, causing it to collide with the second motorcycle.
Both male motorcycle drivers sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital. One of the motorcycle drivers is in critical condition, while the other sustained minor injuries. The driver of the car did not sustain injuries in the crash.
The Montana Highway Patrol is assisting GFPD officers and detectives in mapping and investigating the scene. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.
At this point, no charges have yet been filed, and the investigation continues. We will update you if we get more information.
(UPDATE, 10:15 am Friday) The GFPD says that the crash scene has been cleared and traffic is now moving freely along 2nd Avenue North. They added, "Thank you to everyone who showed patience as crews investigated the incident."
(UPDATE, 7:27 am Friday) The crash happened near the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and 44th Street.
As of 7:45 a.m., there is still a police presence in the area, and aerial surveillance is being conducted by a drone. There are still two motorcycles lying in the road.
At about 5:30 a.m., we received the following message: "2nd ave north from 38th street towards the base is closed."
And we received this message just before 7 a.m.: "Any idea why a large portion of 2nd ave N is closed off between 38th and 44th streets? I saw 2 motorcycles down and one car, but there were full on cones and signs blocking the street."
There is no word yet on the condition of any of the people involved in the crash. We have a reporter at the scene and will update you if we get more details.
(1st REPORT, 10:04 pm Thursday) Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash in Great Falls.
The crash happened at about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday along 2nd Avenue North between 38th Street and 57th Street.
We have received unconfirmed reports that the crash involved a motorcyle and an SUV.
The number of people involved is not yet known, but at least one person has been taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
Traffic is being detoured around the crash scene; drivers should avoid the area if possible, and/or be prepared for delays.
Responding agencies include the Great Falls Police Department, Great Falls Emergency Services, and Great Falls Fire Rescue.
No other information is available at this point; we will update you if we get more details.