A one vehicle rollover accident on Ledger Road claimed the lives of three people and sent two others to Benefis Hospital on Friday afternoon, a little after 5 p.m.
A 2012 Ford pickup truck, apparently drifted off of Ledger Road and launched off the roadway.
When the vehicle landed, it rolled several times, ejecting three of the people.
One of the three ejected is still alive.
Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Bender reported that no one was wearing seatbelts.
He indicated that speed was a factor, and there is an investigation to determine whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.
FAIRIES AND ENCHANTMENTS — From the left, Molly Gianarelli, Nirupa Gadi, Erin Awtrey, Andrea Awtrey and Drew Arends practice a scene of the upcoming Drama Department’s presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Fairy Kingdom will come to life on the CHS auditorium stage when the Conrad High School Drama Department presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream on March 14-15-16.
The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. each night.
While the romantic couples in Athens (Kira Mills, Jake Bender, Kaitlyn Weis and Will Early) spar with Hernia’s father (Raymond Palmer), Duke Theseus (Raymond Hough) prepares to marry the Amazon Queen (Deidre Mecham).
SENIOR SHOT — Cowgirl senior Taylor Judisch gets away a shot in play against Colstrip on Saturday at the State Class B tournament in Butte. Judisch was named to the Honorable Mention team. Photo for the I-O by Jason Silvernale
Conrad overcame committing 41 turnovers Thursday night and came on to play a super second half as they hammered Florence-Carlton (F-C) 59-39 in the opening round of the State Class B girls’ basketball tournament in Butte.
Conrad forged out a quick 10-1 lead on point making shots from Hayley Orcutt, the senior leader, Taylor Judisch, Makayla Barringer Jayde Richardson and Morgan VanDyke.
Free throws kept the F-C team in the game, but the home girls led 14-8 after the first period.
Florence rallied back in the second frame with a 16-11 run and was within one point as the teams went to the locker rooms, 25-24.