Barbara Marsh, 54, co-owner of Sam’s Supper Club, was killed early Sunday, Jan. 12, after her pickup went into a ditch west of Glasgow.
At 1:51 a.m., BNSF reported that a train crew had seen a van in the ditch near the Liberty Road crossing off Highway 246. The crew reported seeing the vehicle on its side with the headlights still on, but they couldn’t see anyone inside.
Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said the accident may have happened only 20 minutes prior to the call.
He said investigators were still looking into the cause, but the vehicle’s speed and road conditions apparently were not factors. He said Marsh was not wearing her seatbelt, and she died from injuries sustained in the accident.
The Montana Highway Patrol said the vehicle was traveling southbound when it drifted across the road to the left, slid down a steep embankment and came to a rest after rolling on the driver’s side.
Long Run Fire Department was called to the scene to extricate Marsh from the vehicle. Marsh was pronounced dead at the site of the crash.