A tragic crash in an I-90 construction zone killed a Colorado man Thursday afternoon. Montana Highway Patrol said four other people were injured in the crash. The crash occurred not far from Bonner, Montana.
Witnesses said the driver responsible for the crash was traveling west in a Ford Ranger truck when he drove directly into a closed lane where a construction zone had been set up. The Ranger truck hit several traffic barriers, attempted to correct itself, and then hit a median that sent it hurtling into the air. The Ford Ranger then collided directly with a mobile home passing in the opposite lane of traffic.
Six people were in the motorhome at the time of the crash. Three of the occupants were injured, one critically, and another occupant, a man, Alvaro Diaz, 75, from Colorado Springs died from his injuries. The driver of the Ford Ranger, a teenager from Kalispell, also suffered injuries in the crash.
The crash closed eastbound I-90 for several hours and left traffic at a standstill for miles. Montana Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the crash and do not suspect drug or alcohol use at this time.
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