Victims in Friday's fatal crash south of Garryowen identified; child in serious condition

2012-11-17T17:41:00Z 2013-02-19T15:40:19Z Victims in Friday's fatal crash south of Garryowen identified; child in serious conditionBy CARMEN DAYE IRISH cirish@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

The Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the identities of the woman and man that were killed Friday following a head-on collision south of Garryowen.

Marilyn Black Eagle, 55, of Lodge Grass, died at the scene, on Interstate 90's frontage road, at about 4:45 p.m.

Frank Paz, 58, of Crow Agency and most recent address of Belgrade, was taken by helicopter to St. Vincent Healthcare, where he died.

A 4-year-old child, who was a passenger in the woman's car, was thrown from the vehicle and is in serious condition at St. Vincent Healthcare in the intensive care unit, MHP Trooper Eric Winburn said Saturday evening.

"They said he is showing signs of improvement," Winburn said. He said the child is being treated for bruised lungs.

Winburn said Black Eagle was driving a Nissan Sentra southbound about halfway between Garryowen and Lodge Grass when she pulled out into oncoming traffic attempting to pass another vehicle.

Paz, driving northbound in a Honda Accord, collided head-on with the woman's car.

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