A 68-year-old Butte girl was significantly injured in a dramatic crash on I-90 within the metropolis Sunday morning.
Witnesses mentioned the lady got here dashing from the eastbound Metropolis Middle interstate entrance Sunday round 9:10 a.m. They mentioned she entered I-90, swerved throughout lanes, plowed by a chainlink fence and bounced off a flatbed trailer being hauled by an 18-wheeler heading east.
And that’s when her Kia Forte was T-boned by an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup pushed by Jim Olmscheid of Victor. The lady’s Kia got here to relaxation within the median. The crumpled automotive’s engine was thrown about 10 ft from the car.
Montana Freeway Patrol Officer Anthony Jenson labored the crash. He mentioned the lady suffered extreme accidents and was transported by Life Flight from St. James Healthcare to a different hospital for therapy.
Olmscheid had been touring again to Indiana, the place he has been working putting in photo voltaic panels. He mentioned he has babied his 2010 Dodge Ram, which rested close by within the median with its entrance finish caved in.
“However I’m extra fearful in regards to the gal,” he mentioned, who was driving the Kia.
He mentioned all he’d seen was mud billowing from the median after which the Kia was instantly smack dab in entrance of his pickup.
Keeley McKay of Bozeman was touring west on I-90 when the lady driving the Kia swerved in entrance of McKay’s car after which barreled by the median strip and fence.