Early Saturday morning, a Ford F150 went off the road, killing the driver and injuring the only passenger.
Francine Standingrock, 56-year-old Havre woman, was driving south on Laredo Road, onto Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation with 77-year-old Duncan Standingrock on Saturday.
Around 5:30 a. m., the Montana Highway Patrol reports that the “driver appeared to have fallen asleep and
drifted off the road to the right. ”
“Vehicle went through a mailbox, a delineator post, and a fence. Vehicle went up a hill and vaulted over the hilltop, landing on the other side. Vehicle came to its final resting position at the bottom of the hill. ”
Both the driver and passenger, injured by the crash, were taken to Northern Montana Hospital initially.
The driver “later succumbed to these injuries. ”
The passenger was flown to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, where he remains in serious condition.
The Highway Patrol was uncertain if either speed or alcohol were factors in the accident, but “it appears that seatbelts were not worn in this crash. ”