On Aug. 2, the Montana Highway Patrol responded to a 5-car accident that happened on Highway 287 close to the community of Cameron in western Montana. It was around 5:40 p.m. when two northbound vehicles slowed down to make a left-hand turn into Cameron. The second vehicle was rear-ended by a third, and as it spun out of control, it moved into southbound traffic colliding with a Jeep towing a travel trailer. Wreckage from the crash impacted a fifth vehicle.
Troopers reported eight people were injured in this collision. One person was airlifted by helicopter from the accident scene to a hospital in Billings. Two more of the injured were also transported to Billings, but five others who suffered minor injuries in the crash were treated at local area hospitals.
A spokesperson for the Highway Patrol reported that while two vehicles received only minor damage, three others were a total loss. There was no report of charges issued against any of the drivers involved in this wreck.
An accident investigation may take some time to work through when a car accident of this magnitude occurs. Upon completion of the investigation, police may determine there was a negligent driver they suspect caused this accident. They may issue misdemeanor traffic citations in this case, or depending on the findings of the investigation, criminal charges could be filed.
When people are injured in a car accident, 8 injured in 5-vehicle crash in western Montana", August 03, 2014