Written by John Plestina
An attempt to pass a tractor trailer on U.S. Hwy. 2 about one mile west of Poplar left two men hospitalized Wednesday, May 28.
The Montana Highway Patrol reported that a westbound 2004 Pontiac Grand Am attempted to overtake and pass a 1996 Kenworth tractor pulling a belly dump trailer that was in the process of making a left hand turn into a private driveway at about 11:30 a.m.
MHP Sgt. Jeff Kent said a 17-year-old Wolf Point male was driving the Grand Am. He was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and no insurance, Kent said. The only passenger was a 40-year-old Wolf Point male.
Both were transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Poplar Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.
Kent said both were wearing seatbelts, which might have minimized injuries.
The truck driver, a 31-year-old Poplar male, was not injured and was not cited.