Lame Deer Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A dramatic police chase ended with a crash that left two dead and four others injured. The crash occurred late Monday afternoon on Highway 212, not far from 44-mile marker east of Lame Deer, Montana.

Montana Highway Patrol received word around 4 p.m. from the Bureau of Indian Affairs was in pursuit of a truck being operated by a driver who was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The male driver fled when the Bureau of Indian Affairs officers attempted to pull him over by boxing him in.

The driver eventually lost control and rolled the truck off the side of the road, ejecting two occupants in the process. The two ejected occupants, a male, 35, and a female, 25, died at the scene of the crash.

Four other occupants were injured in the crash, a female in her mid-20’s, two teenage males, and a child no older than 6. All four injured occupants were rushed to Billings to treat their injuries. One of the male teenagers, however, was flown by Life Flight.

The FBI is currently investigating the cause of the crash. All of the crash victims are reported to be tribal members.

Montana’s highway death toll now stands at 86 for 2018.

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