Three People Injured in U.S. Highway 93 Head-on Crash

By Beacon Staff

Three people were sent to area hospitals on Friday afternoon after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 93 south of Whitefish. Two people are in critical condition and another person suffered serious injuries.

According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper John Underwood, a Columbia Falls man was driving south on U.S. Highway 93 when he crossed four lanes of traffic and drove his Pontiac Grand Prix into the opposite lane. The vehicle hit a northbound car carrying two Whitefish residents. The passenger of the second vehicle was taken to North Valley Hospital and the two drivers were taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The driver and passenger in the second vehicle were in critical condition on Friday afternoon. The Columbia Falls man had suffered serious injuries.

The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 93 were blocked for more than an hour as police cleared the area.

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