By Tim Leeds 

Child killed, another critical after rollover near Big Sandy


August 20, 2013

A 5-year-old girl died and a 7-year-old is in critical condition after a 26-year-old Oregon woman lost control of her 1999 Nissan Pathfinder on U.S. Highway 87 near Big Sandy Monday.

The names of the victims have not been released.

According to the release from the Montana Highway Patrol, the 5- and 7-year-old girls, who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle. All of the occupants were taken to a Big Sandy medical facility, with the 5-year-old and 7-year-old then flown to a Great Falls hospital.

The 5-year-old died Monday of the wounds she sustained in the crash. The 7-year-old was transferred to a Seattle hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The others in the vehicle, the driver and two girls, 17 and 4, who were wearing seatbelts, were taken by ground ambulances to the Great Falls hospital.

According to the report, the Vernonia, Ore., woman overcorrected when the Nissan drifted off the right side of the highway, then overcorrected to the right, causing the vehicle to roll.


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