Missoula teen killed in crash northwest of Helena
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Missoula teen killed in crash northwest of Helena

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An 18-year-old Missoula woman died in a head-on crash with a semi-truck Monday afternoon northwest of Helena.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred at 4:50 p.m. on Highway 141 near Nevada Creek Road, which is in Powell County about 40 miles from Helena.

The Missoula woman was driving a Ford F-150 north when she veered off the right side of the road, overcorrected and then entered the southbound lane, hitting a southbound semi-truck driven by a 60-year-old man from Columbia Falls.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. MHP has not released her name.

No passengers were involved and no other injuries were reported.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved.


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