Single-vehicle wreck at 382/200 junction

Print Article

What was first called in to be a multi-vehicle wreck on the junction of highways 382 and 200 turned to be a single-vehicle crash with two occupants involved.

The female driver was traveling westbound from Missoula and came upon the Hot Springs turnoff at Perma and lost control of her vehicle.

Air bags were deployed in the white Pontac minivan, and the vehicle came to stop on a concrete barrier with some front-end damage to the van.

Montana High Patrol (MHP) Trooper Jordan Kost attended the scene along with Hot Springs Rescue and Ambulance, as well as Plains Ambulance.

A 10-year old male passenger was treated on scene, with no major injuries; however, he was transported to Clark Fork Valley Hospital as a precautionary measure.

The 20-year-old driver was said to have taken the curve too fast and lost control on the wet roadway with localized rainfall that had occurred. She was treated on the scene by medical professionals, though she did not require any further medical attention.

Both the passenger and driver are said to be from Hot Springs, making their way back home.

Kost advised that the driver was cited for careless driving and urged motorists to take care with weather changes.

“Drive to conditions,” he said.

With winter weather beginning to arrive, those who wish to transfer their vehicle tires can now do so with studded tires allowed until May on Montana roads.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Region One wolf count discussed at Kalispell meeting

February 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm | Mineral Independent The sportsmen’s meeting held in Kalispell on Jan. 30 drew 400 plus attendees. We would like to thank the area sportsmen and women, the Foundation for Wildlife Management, Montana Sportsmen for Fish...

Comments

Read More

Friends say goodbye as county worker Shirley Iwata retires

February 20, 2019 at 11:34 am | Mineral Independent Shirley Iwata has been a familiar face around the Mineral County Courthouse for many years. Over that time, she’s held several positions and now she has added a new one to her list, that of being “...

Comments

Read More

Medicaid expansion allows hospital to improve offerings Program set to expire in July unless renewed by Legislature

February 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm | Clark Fork Valley Press Clark Fork Valley Hospital (CFVH) President/CEO Dr. Greg Hanson is enthusiastic when he explains how the Medicaid Expansion plan passed by the 2015 legislature has benefitted service and health out...

Comments

Read More

New store brings warmth to lonesome Lonepine

February 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm | Lake County Leader On a bleak, winter drive down Highway 28 from Elmo to Plains, there is suddenly a small splash of color ahead in the gray. It is something you would take for granted in most places. But in Lonepine...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 826-3402
105 W. Lynch
P.O. Box 667
Plains, MT 59859

©2019 Clark Fork Valley Press | Mineral Independent Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X