A Stevensville woman was killed in a three-car accident on Wednesday in Missoula.
Kerina Rose, 44, was driving Wednesday afternoon when she stopped to avoid a dog crossing Mullan Road, according to Montana Highway Patrol. A man in a pickup truck rear-ended her and forced her vehicle into the path of another pickup.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. A passenger I her vehicle and a man in the second pickup were also taken to the hospital.
Officials say alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors, but criminal charges will most likely be filed against the driver of the pickup that rear-ended Rose’s vehicle. The charges could range from careless driving resulting in death or serious bodily injury to failure to yield.