The 44-year-old Idaho woman who was killed in a rollover Wednesday night two miles south of Sidney has been identified.

April Smith, of Nampa, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Montana Highway 200 when she lost control of the 2003 Ford Taurus she was driving at about 11 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Briggs said.

Smith drifted across the center lane and into a ditch on the north side of the road. She over-corrected back onto the roadway and struck a private driveway, causing her car to roll several times. Briggs said the car vaulted a canal and came to a rest on all four tires.

Smith wasn't wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Briggs said.

Alcohol and speed were factors, the MHP said.

Briggs said it is also believed the woman was using a cellphone at the time of the crash.


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