Posted: Sep 18, 2012 2:42 PM by MTN News
REED POINT - Two people were killed when their vehicle plummeted 20 feet from an overpass near the Interstate 90 exit at Reed Point.
The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as an eastbound Chevrolet S-10 pickup neared the Reed Point exit on I-90, Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. JV Moody said. It appears that the female driver fell asleep and the pickup left the road and traveled into the median. The pickup then flew off the overpass between the east bound and west bound bridges and fell nearly 20 feet to the road below.
Neither the woman nor the 92-year-old male passenger wore seatbelts. Both were thrown from the truck during the crash and died at the scene, Moody said. Investigators were still working to identify and the age of the female as but they believe both of them are from Washington.
The age of the women has not been released and the crash is being investigated.