At least 5 die after storm causes pile-up on Montana highway
At least five people were killed in a pile-up on Interstate 90 on Friday night Montanathe authorities said.
At least 20 vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said authorities believe weather was the cause.
“It looks like there were strong winds that caused a dust storm with no visibility,” he said.
While highway patrol couldn’t immediately count the number of people injured, Nelson said additional ambulances would have to be called from Billings to help.
governor Gregory Gianforte said on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened by the news of a mass casualty accident near Hardin. Please join me in prayer to lift up the victims and their families. We are grateful to our first responders for their service.”
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. 5 kilometers west of Hardin