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.
MEMORIES — Shown is the buckle Bucklin won in the Western States 100 and other memorabilia including one of the two pair of worn out running shoes, his identification number and his medallion. Photo courtesy of Tyler Bucklin
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Tyler Bucklin of Conrad recently took part in the Western States Endurance Run. He was able to complete the ominous 100 mile course in 25 hours and 37 minutes and placed 143 out of the 420 competitors.
The Western States Endurance Run, known commonly as the Western States 100, is a 100 mile long ultra-marathon that takes place on the trails in California’s Sierra Nevada annually on the last weekend of June.
The race starts at the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort and finishes at the Placer High School track in Auburn, Calif. Runners climb a cumulative total of 18,000 feet and descend a total of 23,000 feet on mountain trails before reaching the finish.
OIL SPILL — An individual opened a valve on this oil tank on the Valier-Cut Bank Hwy. The spill that let out about 400 gallons was contained in the berm built up around the oil tank. Photo courtesy of LeAnn Hermace, DES county coordinator
A valve on an oil storage tank was opened sometime on Sunday near the Valier-Cut Bank highway.
It is located on a hill about three quarters of a mile from Medicine Creek. The oil did not get into the creek.
LeAnn Hermance Pondera County DES Coordinator estimated that about 400 gallons of oil had spilled out of the storage tank.
Clean up crews from the oil company were using a vacuum truck and a backhoe to remove dirt soaked with oil.