An alleged drunken driver killed himself and an 8-year-old boy in another car when he crashed head-on into a family of four on Interstate 90 early Sunday.
The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday near the Clinton interchange.
According to Highway Patrol Trooper Drew Novak, the 33-year-old Montana male driver of an older Chevy pickup truck was driving west in the eastbound lane of I-90 when he collided head-on with a red Honda carrying a family of four from Washington state.
The man was ejected from his truck upon impact and died at the scene of the collision.
An 8-year-old boy who was riding in the Honda was also killed.
The driver of the Honda, a 37-year-old man, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula and then flown to a hospital in Seattle.
The man’s 29-year-old wife and 5-year-old son are in stable condition at St. Patrick Hospital.
Novak said the accident, which remains under investigation, appears to be alcohol-related. The 33-year-old driver of the pickup was driving despite having a suspended license.
Novak said the Washington state family was on vacation, heading to the Paradise Valley when the accident happened.