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Head-On Crash in Central Montana Leaves 3 Dead

Montana Highway Patrol says the driver of a sport utility vehicle was attempting to pass another vehicle on U.S. Highway 87

BILLINGS — Three people were killed in a head-on crash south of Grass Range in central Montana.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the driver of a sport utility vehicle was attempting to pass another vehicle on U.S. Highway 87 just before 6 p.m. Tuesday when the SUV struck an oncoming car head-on.

Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown says the crash killed 29-year-old Chelsea R. Simpson of Roundup, her passenger in the SUV, 24-year-old Gage F. Hall of Roundup, and the man driving the car. His name has not been released.

The patrol tells The Billings Gazette none of the victims was wearing a seat belt and that drugs, alcohol and speed were all suspected as factors in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

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