A woman and her grandson escaped with minor injuries Friday evening when their sport-utility vehicle crashed into a deep ditch near Worden.

At about 5:15 p.m., a Worden-area man was driving home on East I Road near Worden when he noticed some of the trees on the south side of the road were broken, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Tome said.

The man got out of his car to investigate and saw a newer-model Chevrolet Tahoe at the bottom of the 10-foot-deep dry ditch.

A Worden-area woman, who is in her mid 50s, and her grandchild, who is between the ages of 12 and 18 months, were inside, Tome said.

Tome said it didn't appear anybody was seriously hurt, but that the woman may have suffered an injury to her forehead.

The woman and child, who didn't appear to be hurt, were taken by ambulance to a Billings hospital to be checked out.

The Tahoe landed on its passenger side facing north in the ditch and suffered heavey damage to its front end.

As of 7 p.m., investigators weren't sure exactly how the crash happened. No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.

The Montana Highway Patrol, American Medical Response and Worden Fire and Rescue responded.

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Contact Zach Benoit at zbenoit@billingsgazette.com or 657-1357.