Libby woman dies in traffic crash on Bull Lake Road
A 32-year-old Libby woman died in a two-vehicle traffic accident and another person was injured Friday evening on Bull Lake Road.
According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 77-year-old Troy man driving a Chevy Silverado was in the northbound lane of Montana 56 at milemarker 12 attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway at about 5:27 p.m.
A Jeep Wrangler, driven by a 31-year-old Libby man, was headed south when it came over the crest of a hill and collided with the driver’s side front of the Silverado.
The Wrangler went off the west side of the road while rolling and flipping several times.
The driver and the passenger, the 32-year-old woman, were ejected from the Wrangler. She was taken by air transport to Logan Health in Kalispell where she died of her injuries.
In his report, MHP Trooper Virgil Sadewasser indicated that the 31-year-old man was not injured.
Three boys, ages 7, 8 and 9, were also in the Wrangler at the time of the crash. The 9-year-old boy was taken to Cabinet Peaks Medical Center with injuries. The other two boys were not injured.
The 77-year-old Troy man was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.
Sadewasser wrote that road conditions were dry. Alcohol, drugs and speed were not suspected factors in the crash.
Both adults in the Wrangler were not wearing seat belts. All three children were wearing seat belts, according to Sadewasser’s report.