Little Bighorn River — One incident including a semi truck traveling west through on Interstate 90 the morning of Thursday, March 9, slid past the bridge and into the Little Bighorn River.
A snowstorm blowing over the area the previous night combined with cold weather caused slick roads that morning, according toMontana Highway PatrolPublic Information OfficerSergeant Jay Nelson. Addingmultiple vehicle incidents were reported.
The truck slide-off was called in at 7:17 a.m., and state troopers arrived at 7:51a.m. Luckily, no injuries were reported that morning. A wrecker from Sheridan arrived later that morning to pull the Semi out of the river bank. The wrecker was on the scene for hours.
All types of roadway crashes are evenly distributed between rural and urban roads in Montana. However, according to the Montana Department of Transportation crash statistics an astonishing 9 of 10 fatal crashes in Montana happen on rural roadways, especially during the winter season.