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Wreck on Grand Avenue

Billings police respond to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 16th Street West and Grand Avenue on Friday night.

Two juveniles were taken to hospitals after the car they were riding in Friday night went through a red light and hit a second vehicle along Grand Avenue near the entrance to West Park Plaza, Billings police said.

A 16-year-old girl was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima west on Grand Avenue a little after 9 p.m., said Sgt. Neil Lawrence.

Witnesses said she was speeding and went through a red light, hitting a Ford Explorer heading east on Grand driven by a teenage boy who was turning left.

Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the Nissan were. Information about their condition was unavailable Friday night.

The Nissan's driver was ticketed for running a red light and careless driving.    

In another accident about an hour earlier, Billings police arrested a 34-year-old man after the truck he was driving flipped on its side at the intersection of South Billings Boulevard and an Interstate 90 off-ramp.

Jack John Comfort was speeding in a 2004 Toyota Tundra when he exited the interstate, failed to negotiate a turn and drove off the ramp, Lawrence said.

Comfort’s truck then entered the intersection, hit the center median and landed on its side.

Two passengers in the truck — a 28-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy — had minor injuries but were not hospitalized.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

Comfort was arrested on suspicion of criminal endangerment and driving under the influence. He was jailed in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.