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.