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Possible medical issue causes crash near Vaughn

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VAUGHN -

Just before 11 a.m. Saturday, one person was injured in a single vehicle crash near Vaughn off of U.S. Highway 89. Montana Highway Patrol said the crash occurred due to a possible medicinal issue.

Trooper Dana Cockrell said a 50 year old female driver, was traveling eastbound on the highway when her SUV drove off the right side of the road, struck a guard rail, and then vaulted down a steep embankment, and landed in muddy creek.

The woman, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered only minor injuries, but was taken to the hospital. She was the only passenger in the vehicle.

Trooper Cockrell said the highway was reduced to one lane going eastbound, but traffic resumed to normal at about 2 p.m. 

MHP is still investigating.

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