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A 37-year-old Billings man died and four people were injured in a head-on crash about 8 miles south of Townsend Saturday night.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the Billings man was driving north on Highway 287 when he lost control of a 2010 Toyota Tundra and hit a 2017 Ford F350 in the southbound lane around 7 p.m. The Billings man was the only occupant of the vehicle he was driving, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 43-year-old Bozeman woman, 40-year-old Bozeman woman, 12-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy in the Ford F350 were injured in the crash.

The road was icy and packed with snow at the time of the crash, and speed is believed to be a factor. All five people involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

This was the 164th highway death on a Montana roadway in 2017, MHP reported.


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