Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Ledger Looking Back: 1/27/1999

JANUARY 27, 1999

On Friday, January 22, icy conditions caused a school bus carrying 30 Willow Creek basketball players and fans to hit a jack-knifed semi-truck head-on on Highway 41 south of Whitehall. Montana Highway Patrol Officer Jay Nelson of Whitehall said the southbound truck lost traction on the icy road around 10:55 PM as it climbed the hill approx. a mile and a half north of Silver Star. The truck then slid backward down the hill and jack-knifed across both lanes of the two-lane road. One to two minutes later, the school bus approached the hill from the south at 25-35 mph, said Nel...


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