33-year-old woman from Great Falls killed in rollover; passenger transported to Teton Medical

2014-04-11T21:29:00Z 2014-04-11T23:41:52Z 33-year-old woman from Great Falls killed in rollover; passenger transported to Teton MedicalBy NICK BALATSOS nbalatsos@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

A 33-year-old woman from Great Falls died Friday morning after flipping her vehicle on Secondary Highway 221 outside of Choteau, according to Montana Highway Patrol dispatch. 

When the crash happened, the woman was driving her 2000 Saturn SL with one passenger, a 22-year-old male. The conditions were dry, and alcohol and speed were not a factor, the dispatcher said.

The two were headed east on 221, took a wide corner and headed off the road. The woman overcorrected, drifting across the center line and off the road again, this time to the north. The vehicle rolled multiple times, and the woman was ejected. 

The call for the crash came in at 10:44 a.m. About 20 minutes later, at 11:07 a.m., Montana Highway Patrol was at the scene, where they found the woman dead. The male passenger was transported to Teton Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time. 

Tooper Jim Lumsden responded to the scene.

The dispatcher said that as far he knew the families had been notified.

This was the 30th highway fatality this year. The last one was April 4.  

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