5 injured in violent I-90 rollover crash near Reed Point

4 ejected, 1 trapped in wreckage, all survive
Thursday, October 8, 2020
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Five people in one vehicle were injured late Tuesday afternoon when four of them were ejected in a violent rollover crash.

All five were injured. The HelpFlight medical helicopter landed on I-90 and transported one of the occupants to a Billings hospital, said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wyatt Duncan. Three other occupants were transported to hospitals by the Columbus Ambulance and one was transported by the Sweet Grass County ambulance.

One occupant had to be extricated from the wrecked truck.

Trooper Duncan said the group’s 2006 Ford F150 was traveling eastbound on I-90 when it drifted off the road and entered the median. The truck continued to travel through the median at a high rate of speed.

“The vehicle became airborne between the eastbound and westbound overpasses (and) jumped over South Division Street, that leads into Reed Point,” said Trooper Duncan in an email.

The truck then “impacted the opposite embankment and rolled multiple times up the hill where it came to a final rest near the far end of the overpass,” the trooper said.

Speed, alcohol and drugs are all being investigated as contributing factors. The occupants were from Gallatin County and ranged in age from 18 to 20.

I-90 was shutdown and traffic was diverted through the Reed Point exit. Responding to the scene with MHP was the Stillwater County Sheriffs Office, Columbus Fire and Rescue, Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office, Sweet Grass Fire and EMS and HelpFlight. “I would also like to say a special thank you to all the citizens who stopped and rendered aid to the occupants of the vehicle before First Responders showed up and continued to help throughout the entire incident,” said Trooper Duncan.