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Woman dies after head-on car accident in Montana

A Montana woman has died after a car accident involving three vehicles. Authorities believe current road conditions may have contributed to the crash, but they are still investigating. The 21-year-old car accident victim was properly restrained but eventually succumbed to her injuries.

The crash occurred when a pickup truck veered over the center line. The Toyota collided with another truck, but continued traveling the wrong way down the highway. The driver then struck a guard rail and crashed head-on into a Ford Ranger.

The deceased victim was inside the Ranger. Three other people sustained injuries in the crash, and all were transported to a local hospital for treatment. A trooper involved in the accident investigation does not believe any external factors such as high speed or alcohol contributed to the crash. However, the roads were slick at the time of the accident, which may have caused the first driver to lose control. Further details will likely be released once the accident investigation is completed.

When a Montana family loses a loved one in a car accident, it can often leave more questions than answers. Once the investigation is completed, families may finally have the answers they seek, as well as evidence to potentially assist them if they seek action through a civil court. Findings in the investigation could bolster any claims they may make against the driver deemed responsible for the crash. A successful claim could result in a judgment against the party that includes monetary award to the family who has already lost so much.

Source: kxlh.com, "Plains woman killed in Evaro Hill truck accident," Tiffany Murphy, Jan. 7, 2013

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