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UPDATE 7 a.m.:

Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in an accident near Underpass Avenue that injured the driver, Billings Police Sgt. Matt Brewer said today.

The driver, Brianna Coe, 20, was found unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. A 21-year-old male was standing uninjured outside of the vehicle.

The Billing Fire Department extricated Coe, who was transported to St. Vincent Healthcare. Her injuries appeared to be minor. Coe was released from the hospital, a St. Vincent spokeswoman said today.

No tickets have been issued at this time, Brewer said.


ORIGINAL STORY

A Billings woman was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a one-vehicle rollover near Underpass Avenue.

Shortly before 10 p.m., a Volvo passenger car was eastbound on the Laurel Road offramp, which runs adjacent to Underpass Avenue near the intersection with South Billings Boulevard, when it struck the southern curb of the road, Billings Police Officer Tom Keightley said.

The Volvo went partially onto the median, and the driver, a 19-year-old woman whose name has not been released, overcorrected. The Volvo then crossed the road, knocked over a light pole on the north side and rolled, Keightley said.

The Volvo came to a rest on its driver's side, and firefighters and an ambulance crew had to remove the woman. She was taken by ambulance to a Billings hospital. Keightley said the extent of her injuries was unknown but initially appeared to be minor.

A male passenger, whose name was not released, refused medical treatment at the scene.

Keightley said speed was a factor in the crash and that citations will be issued.

The crash shut down the westbound lane of Underpass Avenue while emergency crews responded, and traffic was directed to the eastbound land. Two Billings Fire Department engine crews and an American Medical Response ambulance crew responded along with Billings Police officers.

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