HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana coroner says five teenagers died immediately in an early morning crash when their pickup truck failed to negotiate a turn and slammed into an embankment.
Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson says three males and two females died Sunday in what he describes as an "extreme high impact accident."
The Montana Highway Patrol says it's unclear if seat belts were in use, or if alcohol was a factor in the crash, which took place about 12 miles east of Helena at about 1:10 a.m.
Authorities haven't released the victims' names.
Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
For breaking news alerts, text KMOVNEWS to 21321
Have you seen the forecast for tomorrow?
Get the latest St. Louis weather forecast