A Billings driver and passenger were taken to the hospital with injuries after their vehicle rolled near the King Avenue entrance of I-90 east at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday evening.  The 25-year-old male driver of the Ford Explorer told Montana Highway Patrol trooper Darvin Mees he had been attempting to merge onto the interstate.  The driver said a vehicle was either in his way or did not make room for him.

 
His vehicle began fish-tailing before it rolled over once.  The Explorer landed on its wheels near the shoulder of the road about 600 feet from the highway entrance.  The Jaws of Life were used to extract the 21-year-old female passenger, and the two were taken to St. Vincent Healthcare.

 

 

Speaking at 9 p.m. last night, Mees said the passenger was talking, but that she had significant injuries.  Neither alcohol nor drugs were reportedly a factor in the crash.