BILLINGS WOMAN DIES IN CRASH WITH SEMI

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 55-year-old Billings woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 has died in a fiery head-on crash with a semitrailer truck. The victim has been identified as Pamela Mangen of Billings.

Deputy Yellowstone County Coroner Chad Fehr says Mangen died of blunt force injuries to the neck and torso. The Montana Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday near Laurel.

Trooper Justin Moran says the woman was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes and the driver of the semi, who was trying to pass another vehicle, did not see the car coming. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived.

The driver of the semi, a 50-year-old man from Vancouver, WA, and his passenger survived the crash.

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