Iowa woman killed in I-90 crash

Marlo Pronovost
Monday, September 10, 2018

A 57-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a single-car accident on I-90.

Vicki Dillon of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene after losing control of her Chevrolet minivan near mile marker 406, hitting the guardrail, over-correcting, hitting a second guardrail and rolling the vehicle several times before coming to rest on the van’s roof, according to Stillwater County Coroner Terry Nystul and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Adam Kloster.

Dillon had to be extricated from the vehicle and died from blunt force trauma injuries at the scene. Dillon’s 80-year-old mother was a passenger in the van and was taken to the Stillwater Billings Clinic by ambulance with what was termed “non-life threatening” injuries, said Kloster.

The crash occurred in the westbound lane of I-90 at approximately 3:10 p.m., approximately three miles from Columbus. Traffic was diverted, and at one point, completely shut down to allow equipment to work the scene, according to dispatch records. By 6:19 p.m., all lanes were open. Kloster said the investigation remains underway. Montana Highway Patrol, Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputies, Columbus police, Columbus Fire Rescue, the Montana Department of Transportation and wreckers responded to the scene.

As of Sept. 10, there had been 119 death on Montana roadways, according to the MHP.