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I-90 collision

Emergency personnel respond to a collision Saturday morning involving a semitrailer and a black 2007 PT Cruiser on I-90 between Billings and Laurel. 

SUSAN OLP/Gazette Staff

A collision involving a semitrailer and a car on I-90 between Billings and Laurel Saturday morning injured two Laurel residents.

Emergency responders were called to the scene of the crash in the eastbound lane at mile marker 443 just after 9 a.m., said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Hankins. 

The collision involved a semitrailer, driven by a Nebraska man, and a 2007 black Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by an older Laurel man. His wife was in the passenger seat.

Before the crash, the semitrailer was in the passing lane and the PT Cruiser was in the right lane, Hankins said. He said a tire may have blown, possibly leading the vehicle to swerve and end up underneath the semitrailer. 

Both the driver of the PT Cruiser and his wife were taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Healthcare where they were in stable condition. The collision remains under investigation.

In addition to the MHP, the Billings Police Department, Billings Fire Department and Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies responded to the crash. The eastbound right lane remained closed until just before 12:30 p.m.



General Assignment and Health Care Reporter

General assignment and healthcare reporter at The Billings Gazette.