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Woman identified in fatal semi collision near Acton

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 13:50:49-04

Update: The woman who died in a Wednesday accident near Acton has been identified as Janet Butorovich, 86.


ACTON – An 86-year-old woman has died after her car was hit from behind by a semi truck Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 12:29 p.m.

The patrol said the woman was driving a Mazda MX 5 and was attempting to turn right into a business.

The semi failed to slow down enough and collided with the woman’s car.

Both she and a passenger were transported to the hospital where the driver was pronounced dead.

The condition of the passenger was not released.

The driver of the semi driver was a 26-year-old man from Calgary, Alberta.

No drugs, alcohol or speed are believed to be factors in the crash.