- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings woman was killed and her passenger critically injured in a one-vehicle crash on Montana Secondary Highway 416 south of Billings.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the woman was driving southbound at about 8:30 p.m. Monday when the car went off the road and onto the grassy shoulder about six miles south of Billings. The driver tried to correct back onto the road, but the car collided with a guardrail.

The patrol says the guardrail penetrated the driver’s side door.

Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner Cliff Mahoney tells KULR-TV that the victim was 58-year-old Beatriz Costillo Zapata.

Her 59-year-old passenger was taken to a Billings hospital with critical injuries. The patrol says she told officers the driver kept falling asleep and she had to repeatedly keep waking her up.


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