The Roosevelt County coroner has identified a woman killed Wednesday in a rollover crash outside of Wolf Point.
Jasmine Bridges, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma, according to the county coroner. She was a resident of Poplar.
The fatal crash remains under investigation by Montana Highway Patrol, but a narrative from MHP states that Bridges was traveling alone in a sedan westbound on Montana Highway 25. At around mile marker 51, the car drifted into the center line before going off the south side of the road and into a broadside slide. The car rolled several times before stopping on its top.
The road conditions were described as bare and dry, and it is unknown whether Bridges was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck, which occurred at 3 p.m. Both drugs and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash, according to MHP.
Wednesday’s fatality is at least the 56th on Montana’s roads so far in 2021. At this same time last year, the state tallied nearly half that number, according to data from MHP. The state has averaged nearly one fatal crash every day for the month of April.
A Billings woman died of multiple blunt force traumas April 2 after driving off an embankment on Interstate 90 in Yellowstone County, the Gazette previously reported.