On Sunday, November 7, 2021, a crash in Lewis & Clark County killed one teen and injured three others.
The accident occurred around 3 p.m. near the intersection of Birdseye Road and Paso Fino Lane, about 15 miles northwest of Helena.
The four teenagers were travelling west on Birdseye Road at a fast rate of speed when the car drove off the right edge of the street, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
The driver made an overcorrection, causing the car to slide. After then, the car flew off of the right edge of the street and flipped, landing about 75 feet away from traffic.
The car’s driver, a 17-year-old Helena man, died at the spot. He really wasn’t using a seatbelt, according to the MHP.
The three passengers, an 18-year-old woman, a 17-year-old woman, and a 15-year-old girl, were transferred to St. Peter’s Health Hospital in Helena; the type and severity of their injuries were not reported. All three individuals were wearing seatbelts, according to the MHP.
Speed was an issue in the incident, according to the MHP, but alcohol and drugs aren’t thought to have played a role.
The name of the teen who died has yet to be released by authorities.
If we learn anything new, we’ll let you know.