By Tim Leeds/Havre Daily Newsfirstname.lastname@example.org
A Havre youth was killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover about 4 miles south of Havre on Saturday night, the Montana Highway Patrol said.
Travis Allen Turner, 20, of Havre, was pronounced dead after the crash, which was reported at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, the Highway Patrol said.
Whitney Marie Schwan, 16, of Havre was listed in critical condition at Benefis Health Care in Great Falls, the hospital said this morning.
Anthony David Bonavita, 18, also of Havre, was in fair condition this morning at Northern Montana Hospital, the hospital said.
Turner and Schwan, who were not wearing a seat belt, were ejected from the car, the patrol said. Bonavita was wearing a seat belt and was not thrown from the car, the patrol's report said. The Highway Patrol's report identified speed and alcohol as contributing factors in the crash.
Bonavita graduated from Havre High School this spring. Schwan completed her sophomore year.
Becky Krezelak, Bonavita's mother, said this morning he is recovering and might be released from the hospital this afternoon or Tuesday.
"He's up and moving around," she said.
Krezelak said Bonavita suffered a dislocated shoulder in the crash.
"His back was a little sore," she added.
Schwan's and Turner's families could not be reached for comment this morning.
The Highway Patrol crash report said Turner was driving the 1995 Dodge Stratus north on Highway 234 at the time of the accident. The car was rounding a lefthand curve when it drifted off the road, the report said. The driver overcorrected and the car crossed the highway, went into a ditch on the west side of the road and rolled, the report said.
The three were transported to Northern Montana Hospital, and Schwan was taken to Benefis Health Care in Great Falls, the report said.
Turner's death raised the highway fatality toll in the state to 81, compared with 92 on June 20, 2003.