Two Dead, Three Injured in Crash Near Melrose
Authorities say a 42-year-old Bozeman woman and her 16-year-old son died in a crash on Interstate 15 south of Butte.
Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich confirmed the deaths, which was reported shortly after 10 a.m. Friday.
Three others, including the 16-year-old driver, an 11-year-old girl and a 13-year old girl have been hospitalized.
Authorities have not released their names.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Ruane says the driver was distracted by something in the sport-utility vehicle, which drifted off the road. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll.
Ruane says the woman was in the passenger seat and her son was sitting on a bench seat in the back of the vehicle.
He says she was improperly wearing a seatbelt and her son was not wearing one.