Man, 21, dies in freak crash on I-90 west of Missoula - Montana Standard

MISSOULA -- A 21-year-old Missoula man died in a multi-vehicle crash caused by fallen trees on Interstate 90 near the Idaho border during Monday night's violent windstorm. Roman Zylawy said Chris Ramsey died after being transported to Missoula from the crash scene at mile marker 5 near Lookout Pass. Zylawy said several drivers hit parts of the trees, causing undercarriage and wheel damage. Then, about 10:30 p. m. , a car sideswiped a semitrailer in an attempt to avoid hitting the largest part of the tree in the left lane. Zylawy said the co-driver of the semi got out to set up hazard signs to warn other drivers. Then he was hit by another car that struck the tree, lost control and crashed into the back of the stationary truck. Minutes later, Ramsey, who Zylawy said was driving a 2009 Honda Ridgeline, hit the tree at high speed and suffered significant blunt force trauma. The highway patrolman said Ramsey was brought to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, where he was pronounced dead. The co-driver of the semi is recovering from surgery in Spokane, where he was taken after the crash. The driver of the other car that hit the semi co-driver was taken to Missoula and remains in critical condition. Source: