Two vehicles collided Tuesday night at the intersection of Central Avenue and 19th Street West

Members of the Billings Fire Department inspect two vehicles that crashed Tuesday night at the intersection of Central Avenue and 19th Street West. Police believe the driver of the black passenger car ran a red light before hitting the pickup truck. 

Gazette Staff

Two men were hospitalized Tuesday night after a Central Avenue crash that police believe was caused by a driver who ran a red light. 

Multiple witnesses said they saw a pickup truck southbound on 19th Street West enter its intersection with Central Avenue when an eastbound passenger car ran a red light and T-boned the truck, according to BPD Sgt. Shane Shelden. 

The crash was reported at about 10:30 p.m.

It appeared that the collision sent the pickup truck into a traffic light.

The driver of the passenger car needed to be extricated from the car by the Billings Fire Department. A police officer was able to wedge open a door on the pickup truck and help the driver out. 

"The guy in the white truck, at this point we don't think his injuries are too severe but we're not 100 percent sure yet," Shelden said, speaking shortly after 11 p.m. "The guy in the black car, his injuries are more significant." 

Police were waiting for more information on injuries before deciding whether or not to begin clearing the intersection, Shelden said.


Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.