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"Total miracle" - Mother and 5 kids survive crash in Bozeman with minor injuries

All six people in her vehicle were taken to a hospital with minor injuries
Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 19:06:11-04

The Montana Highway Patrol calls it a "a total miracle" after a mother and her five children survived a severe crash in Bozeman on Wednesday after rolling several times on I-90.

The MHP said at around noon, a truck driver hauling a trailer of long lumber lost control, scattering lumber on both sides of I-90 around mile marker 304, about a mile west of the 19th Avenue exit.

The mother, driving west, hit her brakes to avoid the lumber. Her vehicle rolled several times, crossed the median, and came to rest on its hood in the eastbound lane.

All six people in her vehicle were properly restrained and were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic was backed up for about an hour as law enforcement worked the scene, with interstate traffic ranging from completely stopped to moving at slow speeds.

Witnesses said a dog was also thrown from the vehicle. MHP couldn't confirm that the dog was thrown but did report the family was reunited with their pet, who was OK.

There is no word on the condition of the truck driver.

The incident is still being investigated by the MHP.