BOZEMAN - Authorities say a 42-year-old man was speeding and failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 84 in southwestern Montana, causing a head-on crash that killed him and injured two people in the other vehicle.
Michael Thompson of Soda Springs, Idaho, died Monday evening in the crash near Norris west of Bozeman. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mike Reddick says alcohol played a role, and an open bottle of vodka was found in Thompson's vehicle.
The patrol says the man's car crossed the centerline of the highway and crashed into an oncoming vehicle driven by 29-year-old Dillon Cok of Bozeman. Reddick says Cok and his 27-year-old passenger, Tiffany Gouge, also of Bozeman, were taken to the hospital with "serious to life-threatening" injuries.
Cok was listed in good condition Tuesday afternoon, but Gouge's condition could not be confirmed.