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Semi v Suv

A first responder looks over the scene of a semi versus SUV crash on I-15 between Montana City and Clancy on Saturday.

The driver of an SUV suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when a semi crossed into the southbound lane on Interstate 15 between Montana City and Clancy causing a head-on collision.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Uhl said the semi was traveling northbound on I-15 when it entered the median and then entered the southbound lane where it struck a Toyota 4Runner head on. The crash, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m., blocked southbound lanes until nearly 4 p.m. Traffic was diverted onto the frontage road at Montana City during the incident.

The driver of the Toyota suffered potentially life-threatening injuries while the semi driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Uhl said. Both drivers were transported to St. Peter's Health. 

Seat belts were used, which likely saved the life of the driver of the Toyota, he said.

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The crash remained under investigation, including whether drugs, alcohol or speed played a factor, as of 4p.m. 

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