A Billings woman died in a fatal crash on Interstate 90 near South 27th Street on Friday.
Montana Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, which was reported around 8 a.m. First responders found a white pickup truck on its top near the railroad tracks that run under the interstate a little over half a mile from the South 27th Street Bridge.
The crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Friday, according to a narrative from MHP. The pickup truck was traveling east on I-90 and entered the median near mile marker 450. The truck went off an embankment between the east and westbound lane, coming to a stop after colliding with another embankment at the railroad tracks. The driver, a 37-year-old, was not wearing a seat belt.
MHP Trooper Mike Severson said the truck's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
The road conditions were bare and dry, according to the MHP narrative, and both drugs and speed are suspected to be factors in the crash.
Along with MHP, members of the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response and the Billings Fire Department also responded to the scene.
A total of 52 people have died on Montana's roads so far this year, according to data from MHP, with three fatalities reported since the start of April.