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Three killed in western Montana car crash

March 9, 2021 GMT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Three people were killed in a weekend car crash in western Montana that left a fourth victim hospitalized.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s office said Monday that 42-year-old Melodi Johnson and her 14-year-old daughter, Abigail Johnson, of Dayton were killed in Saturday’s crash, along with Kevin Hunt, 28, of Kalispell.

A 14-year-old passenger who was riding with the Johnsons was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center for unspecified injuries, the Missoulian reported.

Montana Highway Patrol believe Hunt was driving north on Montana Highway 35 when his GMC truck crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Caravan that was being driven by Johnson in the opposite direction. The truck caught fire and was engulfed in flames.

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The crash is being investigated by the Montana Highway Patrol.