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Ronan man killed in US 93 crash near St. Ignatius

by Lake County Leader
| October 22, 2021 8:50 PM

A Ronan man is dead and two others were injured after a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning on U.S. 93 near St. Ignatius.

According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 49-year-old Arlee man was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee north at about 9 a.m. when it crossed the centerline and struck a southbound GMC Yukon driven by a 58-year-old man from Ronan.

The Yukon left the highway and rolled, ejecting the passenger, a 55-year-old Ronan woman, who was not wearing a seat belt. She was injured and taken to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula. The 58-year-old man died. Authorities did not say whether he was wearing a seat belt.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee slid off the left side of the road. The Arlee man, who was wearing a seat belt, was injured and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan.

Road conditions were described as wet by Trooper Aaron Day. The crash is still being investigated and it's not yet known whether drugs, alcohol or speed were factors.

Editor's note (Oct. 22): A previous version of this article listed an incorrect time of day for the crash.