MHP: Drugs Found at Scene of Crash that Killed 3

Speed also was a factor in the crash early Wednesday on U.S. Highway 87 between Windham and Moccasin

By Dillon Tabish

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Highway Patrol says drugs were found at the scene of a central Montana rollover crash that killed three teens and injured a fourth.

Trooper Joe DeJong told the Great Falls Tribune that speed also was a factor in the crash early Wednesday on U.S. Highway 87 between Windham and Moccasin.

Judith Basin County Deputy Coroner Dick Brown said two 14-year-old girls from Roundup — Krissy Oset and Cora Meckel — died at the scene, while 16-year-old Brandon Jordon of Billings died in the hours after the crash. DeJong says Jordon was driving.

DeJong says a 15-year-old boy from Geyser remained hospitalized Thursday with a severe back injury. His name has not been released.

The patrol says the SUV went off the road, hit an approach and rolled several times. All four occupants were ejected.

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