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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Woman, infant survive plunge into ravine Woman, infant survive plunge into ravine

RONAN — A Polson woman and small infant survived a March 10 wreck when a vehicle southbound  on Highway 93 ran off the roadway, over a guardrail, and flipped into the ravine of an animal walkway just north of Ronan. The driver Stacie Rongwycsik-Lester, 37, was ejected from her vehicle.  ...

Correction

The name of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Shad Andersen was spelled incorrectly in the Jan. 1 story “Bus inspections keep children safe.”  The Valley Journal regrets the error. 

Inspections keep children safe Inspections keep children safe

RONAN — Each time a child makes it home safely on a school bus in Montana, thank a Highway Patrol trooper. When they aren’t out taking bad guys off the streets or clearing wreckage from state highways, the troopers provide an often overlooked, yet essential, task for school safety: inspectio...

Seatbelt saves life in rollover Seatbelt saves life in rollover

NINEPIPE — Wearing a seatbelt saved the life of an Idaho man who fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his truck just past Ninepipes Lodge on Highway 93 Thursday. According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Rosenbaum, the man fell asleep at the wheel while traveling southbound at approximately 3...

Ravalli Hill wreck kills 1, injures 3

 RAVALLI — Witnesses who were first to arrive at the scene of an early morning August 18, two-car Ravalli Hill wreck said they called to report a suspected drunk driver three minutes prior to the crash. According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Randy Owens, a 1999 Honda Accord crossed the yel...

Lake County law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce drunk driving

Lake County law enforcement joins national crackdown to reduce drunk driving   News from the Montana  Highway Patrol LAKE COUNTY — From mid-August through Labor Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” cra...

Polson couple killed in two-vehicle wreck near Big Arm

BIG ARM — Two people were killed in a two-vehicle wreck near mile marker 74, just north of Big Arm on July 9 about 7:30 p.m. According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Thoreson, a northbound car drifted into the southbound lane and crashed into a vehicle with a driver and a passenger. Helen...

Arlee woman killed in highway collision Arlee woman killed in highway collision

 ARLEE — An Arlee woman lost her life Friday afternoon when her car struck a commercial truck head-on.  Montana State Trooper Terrance Rosenbaum said Carol Mapston, 72 of Arlee, was southbound in the Schall Flats area when, according to witnesses, her green Cadillac drifted into the northb...

Montana traffic fatalities on the rise

MISSION VALLEY — According to the Montana Highway Patrol’s annual report for 2011, four people died as a result of vehicle accidents in Lake County last year. As this was the lowest number of deaths in the county since 1958, the low figures were a cause for celebration.  However, recent d...

Arlee resident dies in wreck

ARLEE — While attempting to help an apparently intoxicated father and son drive home, two good Samaritans ended up in a fatal car accident that killed Arlee resident Mark Francis Felsman Sr.  According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Pfau, 41-year-old Felsman Sr. and his son left the El ...


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