One man is confirmed dead and another man was injured and transported to St. Patrick Hospital after a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 90 on Wednesday afternoon.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Luke Thorson was assisting in the accident investigation.

“The accident occurred at mile marker 106 on Interstate 90,” said Trooper Thorson. “A vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of traffic that led to a head-on crash with a semi truck carrying wood chips.”

Thorson confirmed that the fatality was the male driver of the vehicle traveling the wrong way on I-90 and the injured male was the driver of the semi who was transported to St. Patrick Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Thorson said the accident occurred just west of the East Missoula exit on I-90. He said traffic was being rerouted around the accident scene, but travelers are being delayed because of the crash.

It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved in the fatal accident.

Meanwhile, another accident in Missoula on Queen Street Wednesday afternoon knocked out power, phone and internet lines in many areas of Missoula.

Missoula County Public Schools sent a message to parents that there was sporadic phone and internet service to local schools. By 3:00 p.m. all schools but Washington Middle School had been restored.

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