1 dead, 3 injured in crash near Lodge Grass

Posted at 8:01 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-11 22:01:03-04

LODGE GRASS – One man is dead after a crash near Lodge Grass on Friday morning.

The crash was reported around 8:40 a.m. on Secondary Highway 451, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP said the crash occurred when the driver ran off the road and tried to over-correct. The car hit an embankment and began to roll. Two passengers were thrown from the vehicle. One man died on scene.

The victim was a 21-year-old Crow Agency man. MHP said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The driver, a 19-year-old from Crow Agency, and a 17-year-old female passenger were transported to the Crow hospital. The woman was not wearing her seat belt, and it is unclear if the driver was using his.

Another passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was life flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings with unknown injuries.  She was also not wearing a seat belt.

MHP said alcohol and speed are both suspected factors in the crash.