Driver Cited for Head-on Collision on Sun Road

Washington man receives unsafe driving citation for crash that injured seven people

By Molly Priddy

The driver of one of the vehicles involved in a July 4 head-on collision has been cited for his role in the crash.

The 36-year-old man from Bothall, Washington received a citation for unsafe vehicle operation for driving a Toyota Camry across the double-yellow line and colliding with a Toyota Corolla on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park on July 4.

The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. about four miles up Going-to-the-Sun Road from Apgar.

The crash resulted in seven injuries for the nine people involved. Both drivers escaped uninjured, Margie Steigerwald, public affairs specialist at Glacier Park, said.

The Camry, carrying four people, crossed the line and collided with the Corolla, which was driven by a 55-year-old man from Albuquerque, New Mexico and held five people.

A 55-year-old woman in the backseat of the Corolla was airlifted from the scene to Kalispell Regional Healthcare for a possible back injury, and four other people were transported to medical facilities via three ambulances. Two others refused transport for their injuries.

Steigerwald said the crash is still under investigation, but investigators do not believe alcohol played a role.


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