Giant Spool Rolls Down Houston Highway

Commuters driving along Interstate 10 in Houston caught sight of an unusual traveler: a giant spool of fiber optic cable. Luckily, the runaway spool only caused a single minor accident. Houston Police said the spool fell off of an 18-wheeler after the driver drove under an overpass that knocked the massive object loose. While the … Continued

Christmas Eve Accident Kills 2; Crashes Abound in Montana

Two people died in a tragic Christmas Eve crash along Interstate 90 in Gallatin County. Montana Highway Patrol said the Christmas Eve crash was likely caused by excessive speeding over icy roads. The Christmas Eve crash occurred on I-90 between Belgrad and Manhattan just before midnight. Investigators with the Montana Highway Patrol said a Mercury … Continued

Two-Car Crash Kills One Man Near Glendive

An 80-year-old man died in a tragic two-car crash Sunday afternoon near Glendive, according to Montana Highway Patrol. The fatal crash occurred around 5 p.m. along the off-ramp of Interstate 94 and Highway 200 near Glendive, Montana. The man killed in the two-car crash was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet driver, of Circle, … Continued

79-Year-Old Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

A 79-year-old man was recently struck and killed by a large pickup truck in Hardin, Montana early Sunday evening. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred just before 6 p.m. near a Love’s Travel Stop along Highway 47. According to Montana Highway Patrol, the pedestrian man was seen walking along the southern highway route, close to a … Continued

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads in California

Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads in California From winding canyon and beach roads to stretches of incredibly dense population and the infamous gauntlet running to and from Sin City, there is plenty to be wary of when driving in the Golden State. In fact, data from a recent report using the NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting … Continued

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The Most Dangerous Roads in Texas

The Most Dangerous Roads in Texas With close to 700,000 miles of highway pavement stretching across the Lone Star state, it’s no wonder that driving in Texas can be treacherous at times. Locals can attest to the dangers of traveling upon one of the state’s major interstate systems. It is a common sight to see … Continued

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Top Five Worst Truck Accidents in Montana

Trucks and semis are vital components of commerce and the economy. They provide an invaluable option for countless businesses from coast to coast. The never-ending flow of goods does, however, have a dark side. When truck accidents occur, the sheer magnitude of their size and weight become fatal liabilities. Statistics show that in traffic accidents … Continued

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Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in Montana

Few things are more quintessential Americana than the road trip. A veritable scenic wonderland awaits intrepid motorists across our great nation. Those lucky enough to call Montana home are surrounded by some of the most diverse and amazing scenery to be found anywhere. Lewis and Clark described its natural beauty as “scenes of visionary enchantment.” … Continued

5 Injured in Reserve Street Accident

A catastrophic accident on Reserve Street sent 5 people to the hospital early Thursday afternoon. Missoula Police said the car accident was caused after a Ford truck veered suddenly into oncoming traffic and hit a Subaru head-on. The head-on collision took place on Reserve Street in Missoula in the southbound lanes near the intersection with … Continued

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Top 3 Halloween Safety Tips in Montana

Top 3 Halloween Safety Tips in Montana Halloween is the favorite time of year for many people all throughout Montana. The cool air of autumn, the explosion of color as the tree leaves change, and, of course, all of the inventive Halloween costumes. Halloween is one of the only nights of the year anyone can … Continued

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

At some point in everyone’s life, gravity sends you sprawling unto the floor. Whether you slip on a spilled liquid, trip due to an electrical cord, or fall because of an icy patch outside of the post office, slip and fall incidents are one of the most common types of accidents, and are especially one … Continued

Police Chase Ends in Tragic Crash Near Libby

The police pursuit of a speeding vehicle left one driver dead early Thursday evening in a dramatic crash. Montana Highway Patrol received reports of a black vehicle driving recklessly at speeds exceeding 100 mph just east of Troy. Officers were dispatched and quickly gave pursuit. Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Neil Duram chased the man down … Continued

Poor Air Quality in Montana? How Does Carpool Liability Work?

Many states across the western United States have been dealing with a severe number of wildfires this summer. California has been fighting the largest fire in the state’s history. A map featured on fireweatheravalanche.org shows the number of wildfires reported across the west and the number is pretty shocking. The smoke from these severe fires … Continued

Crow Reservation Accident Kills Woman, Injures 1

An accident in Crow Reservation left one woman dead Tuesday and another person injured. The accident occurred in the early morning hours, just after 5 a.m., near Wyola, Montana. Montana Highway Patrol said the accident happened after a Ford truck did not yield to a logging truck and was hit.  Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Calvin … Continued

Labor Day Accident Kills Frenchtown Man, 4 Injured

A 34-year-old Frenchtown man is dead after an accident just south of Hamilton, Montana. The accident happened on Labor Day shortly after 7 p.m. and left four other people seriously injured. Montana Highway Patrol said a 1996 GMC truck traveling in the southbound lanes suddenly veered across the center line of US Highway 93 mere … Continued

ATV Accident Kills Bozeman Boy

A tragic accident involving an All-Terrain Vehicle killed a 12-year-old boy from the suburbs of Bozeman. The boy was later identified as Ty Kendall from Belgrade, Montana by the Gallatin County coroner. Montana Highway Patrol said the boy died Sunday afternoon not far from Three Forks while off-roading atop an ATV. Police said the accident … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Montana Motorcycle Laws

With its rolling plains, lush highlands, and spectacular mountains, Montana is not only the largest of the Rocky Mountain states, it’s easily the most scenic. Montana is also home to long, sprawling highways that are perfect for motorcyclists looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There’s nothing better than hitting … Continued

Gyrocopter Crash Kills 1 in Billings

An elderly man died Wednesday after his experimental gyrocopter failed midair and crashed. The gyrocopter crash took place in a hangar facility at the Billings Logan International Airport. Billings Police reported that an emergency call was received shortly before 1 p.m. by an eye witness who reported a crash at the west side of Billings … Continued

Circle Man Killed in Rollover Crash

A local Circle man died early Monday morning in a rollover crash along Highway 200. Montana Police do not know the exact time the rollover crash occurred, but were alerted to the crash after multiple phone calls shortly after 7 a.m. that morning. Witnesses reported that the rollover crash victim’s truck, a white Ford F-150, … Continued

Driver Crashes into Helena Coffee Shop

The front of a local Helena coffee shop was struck by a blue sedan early Tuesday morning after a woman crashed her vehicle through one of the store windows. The driver apparently swerved off of the main road in the west side of Helena and crashed into Fireside Coffee around 8:00 a.m. that morning. The … Continued

Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured

Two accident victims were left seriously injured and one was pronounced dead at the scene of a chilling head-on collision. The head-on crash occurred early Sunday morning in the Heights neighborhood of downtown Billings, Montana. While the accident is still under investigation, Billings Police Sgt. Ben Milam said that speed and alcohol may have played … Continued

Top 5 Accidents in Montana History

Top 5 Accidents in Montana History Despite having a statewide population of just over a million, Montana sure has seen its fair share of dramatic crashes. Indeed, did you know that the highway death rate in Montana currently ranks as the third highest in the entire United States? Montana, also, has the unfortunate distinction of … Continued

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Montana

The Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Montana With few dense urban centers, most people are surprised to learn Montana is the most dangerous state to drive in. With a record 22.6 car accident deaths per 100,000 people, Montana’s roads and highways are some of the most deadly in the entire country. The biggest reasons … Continued

Kalispell Hit-and-Run Victim Identified

Kalispell Police identified last week’s West Side hit-and-run victim as William “Bumps” Winter, 89, of Kalispell. Police had previously sought information about the driver responsible for killing Winter, but the person driving the burgundy van has since come forward. Police have yet to file any charges in the matter. The hit-and-run occurred early Thursday evening … Continued

Laurel Head-on Accident Kills 1, Injures 2

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 … Continued

Boating Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Missing

A boat accident on Bighorn Lake left a woman from Billings dead and two others missing on Saturday. Two men were rescued from the boat crash, one of which remains in critical condition at a local hospital. An off-duty police officer was the first to report the boating accident, informing emergency dispatchers of a sunken … Continued

Montana Bike Laws: What You Need to Know

With so many open highways and such beautiful scenery, Montana can be paradise for bicycle enthusiasts. It is common to see packs of bicyclists lining the roads during the warmer months of the year. With more bikes on the road, however, motorists and bicyclists both should brush up on the bike laws Montana has on … Continued

Glacier County Crash Leaves 1 Dead

Two men were involved in a crash in Glacier County that left one of them dead late Thursday afternoon. Police said the other victim suffered serious injuries in the crash. Montana Highway Patrol reported that the crash only involved a single vehicle, a Dodge Ram truck. The two victims were both males in their early … Continued