GREAT FALLS — Two people died after their vehicle collided with a train in Valley County on Monday, December 6, 2021.
It happened at about 12:09 p.m. near Liberty Road and Tampico Road.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 32-year old man and a 27-year old woman were northbound on Liberty Road when their vehicle was hit by an eastbound train.
The man - who was driving the vehicle - was thrown from the vehicle by the force of the crash; he was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the MHP, and died at the scene.
The woman passenger also died at the scene; the MHP says that she was wearing a seatbelt.
Their names have not yet been released.
The MHP says that impaired driving was not a factor, and noted that the road was snow-packed at the time of the crash.
We will update you if we get more information.