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Identity Revealed in Fatal Crash Near Sunburst

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The identity of the 55 year-old woman who lost her life in a car accident in Toole County near Sunburst yesterday has been revealed.

The Toole County Coroner's Office confirming that 55 year-old Laura Jo McKamey lost her life in Monday's car accident.

The wreck occurring shortly after 3:30 Monday afternoon on I-15 and Mile Marker 388 near Sunburst.

Conditions were considered to be very dusty causing vision issues due to the wind speeds at the time of the accident.

McKamey lost her life in the wreck after a semi truck rear-ended her black Pontiac after she slowed down due to the lack of clear visibility.

The end, seeing a total of four crashes involving nine total vehicles overall from the weather in the area according to the Montana Highway Patrol.  Among other vehicles that were in the crash, an ambulance and a school athletics van from Sunburst High School.  Sunburst High School's Athletic Director Tim Tharp confirming the athletics van containing students was involved, but that no serious injuries occurred.

MHP saying it is the seventy-first fatal of the year and they concluded in this accident alcohol was not a factor but speed was.  The crash is still under investigation.


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