Three people died in a head-on car crash early Tuesday evening near the town of Grass Range, Montana. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash occurred near the 87 mile marker of Highway 87, just south of Grass Range.
Montana Highway Patrol trooper Joe Dejong told local reporters that Chelsea Simpson was driving a sports utility vehicle and attempted to pass a second SUV. Instead, she hit a sedan head-on that was traveling in the opposite direction.
Simpson and her passenger, Gage Hall, died before first responders arrived. A third person was extricated from his vehicle but passed away before he could be airlifted to a local hospital.
The report released by Montana Highway Patrol said none of the crash victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Investigators do not believe alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the cause of the crash. One of the vehicles is reported to have been traveling in excess of 60 mph though. The best choice you can make following a car accident is to contact The Montana Advocates. Our attorneys are here to answer all of your legal questions. You can reach our office 7 days a week for a free consultation about your case. Don’t wait to call us at 406-272-6986 or chat online right now with a live attorney. Contact us today. You deserve an Advocate.