At 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, the Missoula Police Department responded to the north end of the Russell St. Bridge near the intersection of W. Broadway for what was reported as a “head-on” collision. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

"Initial investigation reveals that a southbound vehicle travelling in the northbound lane of Russell St. occupied by two adult males, struck a northbound vehicle driven by an adult female," Welsh said. "Both males are deceased as a result. The adult female was transported to the hospital with what appear to be non-life-threatening physical injuries. Details are limited at this point however it appears that speed may have been a factor, as well as occupying the same lanes of travel in opposite directions. Further information may become available as the investigation progresses."

“It is difficult to put into words how saddened we are at such a time. Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased, as well as the surviving driver”, said Missoula Police Chief Jaeson White.

"The Missoula Police Department actively engages in traffic enforcement as per Montana Code Annotated to keep Missoulians safe," Welsh said. "We are saddened by events such as this, and hope our message will serve as a reminder that there is nothing more important than getting ‘there’ safely."

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