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At least 5 die after storm causes Montana highway pileup

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 22:13:02-04

Authorities say at least five people have died after a pileup on Friday evening on Interstate 90 in Montana.

At least 20 vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said authorities believe the weather is to blame. Gov. Greg Gianforte said on Twitter that he was deeply saddened by the news of a mass casualty crash.

The incident happened 3 miles west of Hardin. While the highway patrol did not have an immediate count of the number of injuries, Nelson said additional ambulances had to be called in from Billings to help.