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Kalispell Woman Dies in Crash
Six Weekend Fatalities on Montana Roads
Six people died in weekend crashes on Montana highways, including Teresa Welty of Kalispell.

Welty, 44, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. 2 near Kalispell.

Among the other victims was Sarah Lynn Russell, 16, of Helena, who died early Sunday in a one-car accident about 27 miles northeast of Helena, the Lewis and Clark County coroner said.

Russell was a passenger in a car that took a sharp turn and went down a 150-foot embankment, landing in a creek, Coroner Mickey Nelson said. Russell was a backseat passenger, not wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from the vehicle, the coroner said.

Also killed Sunday were two girls, ages 18 and 16, who died in a one-car rollover on U.S. Highway 2 just outside Poplar in northeastern Montana, the Montana Highway Patrol reported.

Their names were not immediately released.

On Saturday, the driver of a pickup truck that overturned four times died on Interstate 90 east of Big Timber, the patrol said. A woman from Gillette, Wyo., died when a vehicle crashed on Montana 59 near Miles City. And in northwestern Montana, Welty, 44, of Kalispell, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. 2 near Kalispell.

Names of the other people killed were not released immediately.

The deaths raised Montana's 2007 highway fatality toll to 150, compared to 149 on July 22, 2006.
 
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