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1 killed, 5 others hospitalized in Hwy 93 crash near Lolo

UPDATE

MISSOULA – One of the victims in Thursday’s two-vehicle crash on Highway 93 south has died from her injuries.

Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Sean Finley tells MTN News that a 92-year-old woman was making a left hand turn off Cochise Drive onto Highway 93 when her truck collided with an oncoming car just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rescue teams had to extricate her from the smashed truck.

Lolo 93 Fatal Accident
The two-vehicle accident happened on US Highway 93 north of Lolo (photo credit: Sierra Beans)

A 35-year-old woman who was driving the other vehicle had four young children with her, ages two through six. All of them were taken to the hospital, but we don’t know how badly they were hurt.

MHP says everyone involved in the accident had their seat belts on. The names of those involved have not been publicly released Thursday night.


(second report)

MISSOULA – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 93 south critically injured one person and sent five others, including four children, to the hospital.

Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Sean Finley tells KPAX a 92-year-old woman was making a lefthand turn off Cochise Drive onto Highway 93 heading toward Missoula when her truck collided with an oncoming car just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rescue teams had to extricate the victim from the smashed truck.

(first report)

A 35-year-old woman was driving the other vehicle and had four young children with her –aged two through six. All were rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The crash closed two lanes of Highway 93 for a time as officers investigate, slowing traffic through the area. The speed limit on that stretch of road is 65 mph.

Jill Valley

Jill Valley

Jill Valley has anchored and reported the news in Western Montana for almost 30 years. She's covered everything from puppy mills to murders and has won the prestigious Montana Broadcaster of the Year seven times in her career. She enjoys paddle boarding, figure skating and nachos because she is a terrible cook.
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