BAD WRECK — This Ford SUV was driven by Norman Vanderbush and involved in an accident late Thursday evening in which three women lost their lives. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
A two-vehicle accident involving a Ford SUV and an automobile at the intersection of Highways 91 and 44 on Thursday evening claimed the lives of three women.
The accident occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m. when a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Emily Neido, from Riverton, Wyo., apparently ran a stop sign at the intersection and was T-boned by Norman Willard Vanderbush of Conrad.
Vanderbush, a 2009 graduate of Conrad High School was driving a Ford Explorer heading west.
He was wearing a seat belt and was transported to a hospital in Great Falls by Mercy Flight.
Losing her life was Patricia Eagle, 56, and 16-year-old twin sisters, Joellyn Andre Eagle and Desaray Dorothia Eagle, of Lander, Wyo. also died from injuries sustained in the accident. They were not wearing seat belts.
Severely injured in the accident was 11-year-old Kevin Eagle and the driver, a grandmother, Emily Neido.
The roof and doors of the Monte Carlo had to be cut away, using the “jaws of life” so that victims could be extracted from the accident.
The mishap remains under investigation by the MHP; however, it appears that speed and alcohol were not a factor in the accident.