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Woman dies in head-on crash on Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula


MISSOULA, Montana — Two vehicles struck head-on on the Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula, causing the death of a 24-year-old woman.

Missoula County authorities say Kelita Marie Strope was in a car driven by her husband.

Police Sgt. Travis Welsh says the car was northbound at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday when it crossed the center line into the path of a southbound pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old man.

All three people were taken to the hospital, Strope was pronounced dead.

Welsh said the drivers did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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