Mike Wilbur


Interstate 90 near Lockwood saw multiple crashes Friday morning that slowed traffic, including one fire truck that tipped over on its side while responding to a crash.

A Billings Fire Department engine crashed shortly after 8 a.m. on Highway 87 East after losing control on an icy bend and hitting a curb.

The truck came to a rest off the road near the Town Pump, just east of the Dick Johnson Bridge while responding to a crash on I-90, Fire Marshal Mike Spini wrote in a press release.

No major injuries were reported in the rollover. The engine crew, consisting of three firefighters, were transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Healthcare as a precautionary measure, Spini said.

Equipment and glass was scattered on the road, and firefighters and others stripped the truck of useful or sensitive equipment to bring back to the station while tow truck operators prepared to pull the engine upright.

The fire truck was righted at about 11 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol will investigate the crash, Spini said.

The firefighters were responding to a two-vehicle crash just after 8 a.m. on Friday westbound on I-90 near mile marker 452.

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