1 Dead, 3 Injured in Townsend Rollover Accident UPDATED
Tragic news out of Broadwater County, one person is dead and three others injured after a rollover accident in Townsend Friday afternoon.
According to Broadwater County Undersheriff Wynn Meehan, around 3:00pm Friday afternoon, a late 70s model Ford pickup rolled over on Ray Creek Road. Four Townsend football players were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, one was killed. The Townsend Homecoming football game and all other Homecoming activities this weekend have been canceled. Counseling will be available for students this weekend in the lobby at Broadwater High School.
Townsend Public Schools released the following statement:
At 3:54 P.M. school officials were notified that four Broadwater High School football players were involved in a motor vehicle crash on Ray Creek Road. An 18 year old Townsend youth died at the scene and 3 youth were transported to the Broadwater County Hospital for medical treatment. Montana Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the crash.
All homecoming activities including Friday’s football game, Saturday’s cross-country meets, and Saturday’s junior high and high school volleyball matches have been cancelled. Counselors will be available for students and staff Saturday at the high school lobby from 10:00-12:00 and Sunday from 2:00-4:00. Additional counselors and support for students will be available when classes resume on Monday. Students and staff are encouraged to attend support sessions.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our students.
Story by Aniseh Hamour, Beartooth NBC.
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Associated Press UPDATE
Police identify teen killed in rollover crash
TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) -- A Broadwater High School football player who
died in a rollover crash that also injured three other players has been identified
as 18-year-old Dakota Kimbrough.
Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Wynn Meehan says the 15-year-old driver
as well as two other passengers ages 15 and 16 were treated and released
following the crash Friday afternoon.
The Montana State Highway Patrol says the pickup was traveling west on South
Ray Creek Road in Broadwater County when the driver lost control after going
past a vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
Police say Kimbrough was riding in the bed of the pickup and was ejected when
the pickup rolled. He died at the scene.
Police are continuing to investigate.
School officials cancelled Friday's football game and homecoming activities.