A 71-year-old man and 72-year-old woman, both Montana residents traveling in the same vehicle, died Friday after they were injured in a crash about 2 miles east of Glasgow, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred around 10 a.m. at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and Montana Highway 24.
The 71-year-old man who had been driving a passenger car had just come onto U.S. Highway 2 going west when he tried to u-turn to the east, said MHP Trooper Mitch Willett.
A westbound pickup struck the car on the driver's side, Willett said. A 46-year-old man was driving the pickup, and a 28-year-old woman was riding as a passenger.
The driver of the pickup "hit his brakes and tried to take evasive action," but was unable to avoid the collision, Willett said.
The crash occurred at highway speeds, and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt, the trooper said.
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The 71-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old woman was taken to Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, where she later died, Willet said. Both people in the pickup were taken to the same hospital with injuries Willet did not believe were life-threatening.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, Willett said.
The names of the deceased will be released by Valley County Sheriff's Office.
Three other people have died as a result of crashes in northeastern Montana since Wednesday.
Two people were killed Wednesday east of Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation after the pickup they were riding in got stuck on train tracks and a train hit them.
A man died Thursday in a single-vehicle crash south of Circle after his passenger car went off the road and hit a culvert pipe.