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6 Injured in East Falls Accident

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6 Injured in East Falls Accident

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Six people were transported to the Benefis Health System after a crash 4 miles east of East Falls. Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) reported that the accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Monday evening near the 88 mile marker on Highway 89. MHP confirmed there were no fatalities. However, three of the victims were children.

MHP has yet to release the actual cause of the accident. But it has been reported that the accident occurred when the eastbound vehicle lost control and crashed head-on with the westbound vehicle after crossing the center line. Recent snowfall and wintry conditions are also believed to have played a part in the East Falls accident.

Along with the MHP, Sand Coulee Fire and the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene of the accident. Luckily, each of the victims wore seat belts at the time of the accident and the children were strapped into regulation car seats. Each victim is believed to have suffered serious injuries.

Traffic was reported to be backed up for miles in both directions immediately following the East Falls accident. First responders were required to use extrication to remove some of the victims.

Montana Highway Patrol has seen an uptick in weather-related accidents as of late. Montana motorists are advised to always wear their seat belts, to strictly follow traffic laws, and to drive defensively, especially in wintry conditions.

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