Three people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries Saturday afternoon after a head-on crash occurred on North 27th Street.

A Ford Taurus driven by a 23-year-old Billings man was heading southbound on North 27th Street between Rimrock Road and the Airport Road roundabout when he lost control. He collided head-on into a Suburban driven by an elderly Billings couple traveling northbound, according to Billings Police Sgt. Shane Winden. 

Authorities were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. and the three people involved were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Extrication equipment was used to remove all occupants from their vehicles. 

"They weren't trapped, but we needed to take precautions with their injuries," Winden said.

The driver of the Ford was not wearing his seat belt. Winden said that the driver lost control due to the slushy road conditions.

All traffic was blocked on North 27th Street between Rimrock Road and Airport Road for a couple of hours, Winden said at 3:30 p.m. The road was opened again Saturday evening.

The Billings Police Department, the Billings Fire Department, American Medical Response and rescue crews responded to the crash.

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