The scene of the traffic fatality on Highway 69. 

Staff reports 

A Helena woman was killed June 2 in a two vehicle accident on Highway 69 south of Boulder. 

Danell Wilson, 21, of Helena died at the scene. 

The accident remains under investigation as to whether drugs or alcohol were involved, but that is standard procedure, said Montana Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Investigator Amanda Villa, adding that it may have been a case of inattentive driving. 

Wilson was driving a sedan northbound when it went into the oncoming lane and collided with a the male driving a service-pickup south on Highway 69, according to Villa, who was on the scene.The pickup ended up on top of a guardrail and the sedan, blocking the highway.

The female died prior to officers arriving at the crash and the male driver was life-flighted to Butte with serious and/or critical injuries, according to Villa.

The status of the male driver is unknown. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was first to arrive after receiving a call of a crash at 7:44 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol arrived shortly after.

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