The Montana Highway Patrol says a car struck an elk on Interstate 90 in southwestern Montana, crossed the median and struck an oncoming semi tractor-trailer, killing a passenger in the car.

The patrol says the crash happened at 3 a.m. Wednesday just west of Jens in Powell County.

The patrol says the female driver of the car was taken to the hospital in Deer Lodge and then flown to Great Falls. Her male passenger died at the scene. Their names, ages and hometowns have not been released.

Trooper Thomas Gill says the two men in the truck didn't appear to be injured.

Associated Press