Posted: Jun 9, 2013 11:10 PM by Brin Merkley- MTN News
Updated: Jun 10, 2013 8:42 AM
CLINTON - Three people are listed in critical condition at St. Patrick Hospital after a Sunday afternoon crash on Interstate 90 near Clinton.
The call came in just before 4:30 p.m. when three women from Bozeman and a pet dog were ejected from their vehicle.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper James Handy says three women between the ages of 18 and 20 were traveling eastbound on I-90 between Clinton and Drummond when their vehicle rolled over and they were ejected from the small SUV.
One victim was flown to Missoula, while the other two were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The accident happened in an area where many witnesses were able to see the crash.
Jordann Murphey was swimming with her friend at Nimrod Hot Springs when she says she heard a loud crash.
"I look up and I see a car flying through the air and it hit the other side of the rail," Murphey said.
Murphey says everything happened quickly and that many rushed to help.
"I've never seen so many cars stop for an accident before in my life, and the amount of people that swam across Nimrod and climbed over. I mean there was probably 50 plus witnesses," she recalled.
"It was a scary, scary, scary scene," Murphey added.
There's no word yet on what caused the crash, but authorities say it doesn't appear that the three were wearing seatbelts at the time.