Two Anaconda residents sustained non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon in Butte-Silver Bow County when the 24-year-old driver of a 2003 Ford Taurus westbound on Interstate 90 ran off the left side of the highway, crossed the median and eastbound lanes and then crashed into a guardrail.
The crash occurred around 1:38 p.m. just west of the interchange with Interstate 15 near Rocker.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Mike O’Connor said the vehicle’s driver said he did not recall why he veered off the highway.
Both the driver and his 17-year-old male passenger were wearing seat belts, O’Connor said. The vehicle’s air bags did not deploy, he said.
The passenger ended up with glass in his face and the driver reported soreness in one arm, O’Connor said. Both men were transported to St. James Healthcare, he said.
The driver was cited for careless driving.