Labor Day Weekend Traffic Crashes Kill Six Statewide

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Authorities say crashes over Labor Day weekend have killed six people.

The Montana Highway Patrol says two people were killed in crashes in Glacier County on Monday. A 16-year-old boy was killed when the pickup he was riding in went off a road near East Glacier at about 3:30 a.m. And a 58-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, died after wind caused his pickup and trailer to jackknife near Browning at 10:35 a.m.

Lewis and Clark County officials say 20-year-old Nina Renteria of Sacramento, Calif., died when her pickup went off Interstate 15 and rolled at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The patrol says a 41-year-old Great Falls man died after a motorcycle crash near Vaughn that was reported at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. And 22-year-old Benjamin Bromberg of Livingston was killed sometime after midnight Friday when his vehicle went off Jackson Creek Road near Bozeman, rolled down an embankment and into the creek.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Jamie Pahuratana of Butte died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a rollover crash on I-15 south of Glen on Sunday morning.

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