Missoula man killed in crash with horse trailer on Highway 2


Trailer crash kills 1, hurts 3: Incident also claims a horse



BROWNING – Officials on Sunday increased the number of people injured in a crash when a horse trailer came unhitched on U.S. 20 outside of Browning and veered into a vehicle coming from the other direction.

Montana Highway Patrol officials said one person was killed, three were injured and one horse had to be destroyed Saturday after the crash that took place about 11 a.m. at mile marker 222 outside of Browning.

A 28-year-old Missoula man, a passenger in the struck vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene, MHP said. Three others were hospitalized and released by mid-day Sunday, Trooper Terrance Melton said.

It had previously been reported that one man had been killed and two injured in the wreck.

According to MHP, the trailer came unhitched from the Chevy truck that was towing it and crossed the highway's center line, striking a Chrysler sedan approaching from the opposite direction.

Melton said that two horses were in the trailer at the time of the collision, one of which was put down.

The names of the injured and deceased have not been released.

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  • Why does the media ignore this...
    Petition
    Priscilla Bruno

    The death of my daughter Makayla Bruno still haunts me to this day. The pain of losing a child never goes away. There are far too many deaths and injuries caused by runaway trailers. We, the undersigned, are asking our state and federal safety officials to get a grasp on this very serious safety hazard. We do not want to lose one more loved one by these tragic accidents.
    • Ron Melancon · Top Commenter · Consultant at Ann Grace & Co.
      Dear Governor Bullock:

      What is your policy position when a person can tow a defective horse trailer or any trailer and even a Homemade Trailer and have it come loose and kill a Montana Man Stapped in his car wearing a seat belt?

      For Some Reason Henrico County Virginia Could Care Less....are you the same?

      www.dangeroustrailers.org
      • Ron Melancon · Top Commenter · Consultant at Ann Grace & Co.
        We have warned and warned but thanks to Henrico County Virginia, the Gift Governor, the Virginia State police who will not enforce trailer safety have put up roadblocks to prevent dangeroustrailers.org from saving lives including this needless death by a flying unsafe and untested trailer!

      Missoula man killed in crash with horse trailer on Highway 2


      9 hours ago  • 

      A 28-year-old Missoula man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Glacier County, the Montana Highway Patrol said Sunday.

      The accident occurred at 10:59 a.m. near mile marker 222 on U.S. Highway 2 outside of Browning. Speed was not a factor and the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

      Montana Highway Patrol dispatch said a 2008 Chevy truck pulling a horse trailer was driving east when the trailer became disconnected.

      The trailer crossed the center lane, striking a 2006 Chrysler 300 driven by a 25-year-old man from Cut Bank. The trailer impacted the vehicle’s passenger door side, killing the 28-year-old Missoula man who was sitting there.

      He was pronounced dead at the scene; his name has not been released.

      The vehicle’s third occupant, a 31-year-old man from Browning, was also injured.

      Accident victims from both vehicles were taken to Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, including the truck’s 59-year-old male driver, also of Browning.

      Reporter Martin Kidston can be reached at 523-5260, or at martin.kidston@missoulian.com.




      1 killed and 3 injured after horse trailer unhitches

      Jan. 26, 2014   |  
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      BROWNING – One person was killed and three injured Saturday after a horse trailer came unhitched from a truck on U.S. 2 near Browning and struck their vehicle, Montana Highway Patrol said Sunday.

      A 28-year-old Missoula man, a passenger in the struck vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene, MHP said. Three others were hospitalized and released by mid-day Sunday, Trooper Terrance Melton said.

      It had previously been reported that one man had been killed and two injured in the wreck.

      The crash occurred about 11 a.m. at mile marker 222 on U.S. 2 near Browning, MHP said. According to MHP, the trailer came unhitched from the Chevy truck that was towing it and crossed the highway's center line, striking a Chrysler sedan approaching from the opposite direction.

      Melton said that two horses were in the trailer at the time of the collision, one of which was put down.

      The names of the injured and deceased have not been released.



      Missoula man killed in crash with horse trailer

      MISSOULA COUNTY

      POSTED: 11:26 AM Jan 26 2014


      MISSOULA, Mont. - A 28-year-old Missoula man has died after a horse trailer disconnected from a pickup and crossed the centerline where it collided with a passenger vehicle.
          
      The Montana Highway Patrol says the crash in Glacier County occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 2 near Browning.
          
      Police say the trailer struck a 2006 Chrysler 300 on the passenger side, killing the man sitting there. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
          
      Police say the driver of the pickup is a 59-year-old man from Browning who was also injured.




         

        Missoula man killed in crash near Browning

        Posted: Jan 26, 2014 8:12 AM by MTN News





        GREAT FALLS - A man from Missoula died and two others were hurt when a horse trailer came unhitched from the vehicle pulling it and hit another vehicle.

        The incident happened late Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 2 near Browning. The Montana Highway Patrol says that the vehicle pulling the trailer was heading east when the trailer came unhitched and then crossed the center lane of traffic, crashing into a westbound vehicle.

        A 28-year-old man died in the accident while two other people were taken to a hospital. The nature and extent of their injuries has not been released.

        Authorities have not yet released the names of anyone involved in the crash.


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