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US 30 vehicles collide on Montana bridge in major winter weather crash

23:31  28 february  2021
23:31  28 february  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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A massive 30 - vehicle pileup on Yellowstone River bridge in Billings, Montana , critically injured two people on Saturday, according to authorities. The individuals jumped from the bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by a car, the Montana Highway Patrol tweeted. "I would say this is the largest pileup, and winter -time accident, that I've seen in my nearly 20 years with the fire department," Billings Fire Chief Jason Lyon told the Billings Gazette. Montana Department of Justice communications director Kyler Nerison told NBC News the cause of the multi-vehicle crash was the

Dozens of vehicles crashed into each other Saturday on an icy interstate highway bridge over the Yellowstone River outside Billings, Montana , making the span appear like a wrecking yard with mashed cars and trucks.(Ryan Berry/The Billings Gazette via AP)Ryan Berry/APShow MoreShow Less. The pileup involved about 30 vehicles , the Montana Highway Patrol said on Twitter. No fatalities were reported but two people were injured, the highway patrol said. It blamed ice on the bridge as a cause for the wreck which closed Interstate 90 for a time. First responders found the two injured people

A massive 30-vehicle pileup on Yellowstone River bridge in Billings, Montana, critically injured two people on Saturday, according to authorities.

The individuals jumped from the bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by a car, the Montana Highway Patrol tweeted. Both were hospitalized but are expected to recover. Minor injuries were also reported, but no fatalities.

a car parked in a parking lot: Emergency workers respond to a crash near Billings, Mont., on Feb. 27, 2021. (Montana Highway Patrol via Twitter) © Provided by NBC News Emergency workers respond to a crash near Billings, Mont., on Feb. 27, 2021. (Montana Highway Patrol via Twitter)

"I would say this is the largest pileup, and winter-time accident, that I've seen in my nearly 20 years with the fire department," Billings Fire Chief Jason Lyon told the Billings Gazette.

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Montana massive 30 car pile-up blamed on icy bridge . The pileup involved 30 or more vehicles , including semi-trucks, on the bridge crossing the Yellowstone River near mile marker 452.

Montana Highway Patrol troopers are still investigating which vehicles lost control first and started the pile-up. Multiple injuries were reported, but there were no Dozens of vehicles crashed into each other on an icy interstate highway bridge over the Yellowstone River outside Billings, Montana .

Montana Department of Justice communications director Kyler Nerison told NBC News the cause of the multi-vehicle crash was the "whiteout/zero visibility conditions brought on by a sudden snow squall.”

a car parked in a parking lot: The scene of a crash near Billings, Mont., on Feb. 27, 2021. (Montana Highway Patrol via Twitter) © Montana Highway Patrol via Twitter The scene of a crash near Billings, Mont., on Feb. 27, 2021. (Montana Highway Patrol via Twitter)

The incident occurred on westbound I-90, and the lane was closed until approximately 4:30 p.m. while troopers investigated, Nerison said.

One driver, Bella Contreraz, told the Billings Gazette that she slammed on her brakes when she saw vehicles stopped ahead of her. Another oncoming semi-truck soon after struck her car and left her pinned to the side of the bridge. A driver nearby helped her escape by prying open her door, she said.

"It was like bumper cars,” Contreraz said.

The National Weather Service in Billings issued a statement on Saturday about heavy snow showers in the area, warning drivers that I-90 would be affected and there would most likely be slick road conditions and reductions in visibility.

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