Written by Herald-News
The Montana Highway Patrol reported that a Kentucky woman was killed and a St. Marie woman injured in a single-vehicle rollover on Montana Hwy. 24 in McCone County, east of Fort Peck Lake, Saturday, Aug. 2.
According to the MHP, Samantha J. Conn, 27, of Morehead, Ky., was a passenger in a minivan and was ejected when the vehicle rolled about 8:30 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 29-year-old driver from St. Marie was transported by ambulance to Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. She is reported to be Conn’s sister. Her name and medical condition were not released.
MHP reported that the driver was distracted by deer on the side of the road and the vehicle drifted off the shoulder, over-corrected, drove into a ditch and rolled.
Alcohol was not a factor in the wreck.