Two people are dead and 32 others were injured early Sunday morning when a Rimrock Trailways bus crashed and slid on its side down Interstate 90 near Clinton, Montana. The bus was on its way to Missoula from Billings when the fatal crash occurred at around 7 a.m.
According to authorities, the driver of the Rimrock Trailways bus was driving at an estimated speed of 65 to 70 miles per hour on an icy strip of highway when he lost control of the bus, flipping it on its side. The bus then slid around 150 feet, ejecting passengers and breaking windows along the driver's side of the bus. Three passengers ended up being pinned underneath the bus when it finally came to a stop in the median. A 60-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man were killed. Twelve passengers were taken to a Missoula hospital, seven of which were in critical condition and one in serious condition as of Sunday evening. Four passengers were treated and released from the hospital.
Investigators don't know what caused the fatal bus crash, but the driver's speed and icy road conditions are believed to be contributing factors. An investigation into the cause of Sunday morning's Rimrock Trailways bus crash is ongoing.