One man is dead after a head-on accident just south of Laurel, Montana. The accident reportedly occurred at 12:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 212. Two other people were injured in the crash.
Witnesses to the accident said a delivery van, driven by Kurt Herrington, 33, entered the southbound lanes of Highway 212 and almost immediately swerved across the dividing line into oncoming traffic and hit an SUV. The delivery van then smashed directly into a Toyota Tundra truck. The accident took place just north of the Yellowstone River bridge.
Herrington was extricated from the demolished delivery van by Laurel firefighters. He was then flown via helicopter to St. Vincent Healthcare to treat the serious injuries he suffered. He died hours later from multiple blunt force trauma wounds.
The accident injured two others, a Joliet woman and a Wyoming man. Luckily, both injured individuals were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and were not seriously injured. Both were transported by ambulance to local hospitals to treat their injuries.
Montana Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident. At this time, they do not know why Herrington suddenly lost control of the delivery van he was driving.
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