Five-year-old girl dies in crash involving horse near Hardin

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 16:33:18-04

A five-year-old girl died after a vehicle struck a horse on the Interstate 90 Frontage Road about four miles southeast of Hardin on Friday afternoon.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Indian Affairs initially responded to the call, which was made around 1 p.m.

The girl was transported to St. Vincent Healthcare where she passed away.

Very few details have been released including whether the girl was in the car or on the horse.

Her name has not yet been released.

It is unknown at this time whether any citations will be issued.

We will update you when we get more information.

At least eight people have died in crashes on Montana roads so far in July 2018 as of Friday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. 

The MHP attributes most of the crashes to people not wearing seatbelts, speed, and impairment. Troopers say these are the leading causes of vehicle fatalities in Montana. The MHP says that reducing the number of fatalities on Montana roads ultimately depends on people making good decisions before getting behind the wheel.


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