MHP Shares Photos of 30 Car Pileup Near Billings
On Saturday, February 27, Montana Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a pileup crash on I-90 Westbound. The accidents happened on the Yellowstone River bridge approximately a mile west of exit 452.
Troopers responded to the call around noon on Saturday. The pileup resulted in Interstate 90 being shut down in both directions for hours. Traffic was backed up for miles. The suspected cause of the crashes was ice on the Yellowstone River Bridge.
According to Montana Highway Patrol, the pileup involved approximately 30 vehicles. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Two people that reportedly jumped from the bridge to avoid being struck by a vehicle suffered serious injuries, but are expected to recover.
If you were involved in the Yellowstone Bridge accident, Montana Highway Patrol would like to talk to you.
Due to the chaotic nature of the incident and the obvious safety issues of drivers remaining on scene, we were not able to collect all this information. Please contact us as soon as possible with your information, as we will need to add it to the report in order for you to obtain a copy of it for insurance purposes.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. In a social media post on Saturday, Montana Highway Patrol shared a few pictures of the pileup near Billings.
Pukuni Press & Newsfeed shared a video of the pileup on Facebook shortly after it happened on Saturday.
Video of the pile up in Billings
Posted by Pikuni Press & Newsfeed on Sunday, February 28, 2021