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Breakaway horse trailer kills passenger in oncoming car

US Route 2 as it crosses Washington state. Photo: Ikiwaner/Wikipedia

US Route 2 as it crosses Washington state. Photo: Ikiwaner/Wikipedia

A horse trailer that became unhitched in Montana crashed into the side of an oncoming car, killing a man.

Two others were injured in the crash, which occurred about 11am on Saturday at mile marker 222 on Highway US 2 in Glacier County, near Browning, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The man who died, understood to be a 28-year-old from Missoula, has yet to be named.

Deputies say the Chevrolet truck pulling the horse trailer was heading east when the trailer came loose.

It crossed the roadway and hit the oncoming Chrysler 300 on the passenger’s side. The struck vehicle then left the road and came to rest in a ditch.

No details were available as to whether the trailer was carrying horses.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was sitting on the passenger side of the Chrysler. The driver, 25, and another occupant, 31, were also injured and taken to hospital, as was the 59-year-old driver of the Chevrolet, according to reports.

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  1. Ron Melancon says:

    WE keep telling you about these defective trailers…and nobody is listening….go to http://www.dangeroustrailers.org and wake up.
    Every Trailer Hitch used today is defective because they don’t have to be tested to a national safety standard.
    Henrico County Virginia Government does not care about saving lives all they do is throw road blocks to stop us from saving lives. How many more need to die like this?

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