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August 23, 2019

Teen killed, 4 injured by falling rocks at Glacier National Park

August 14, 2019

A teen was killed and four other people were injured after falling rocks hit their car in Montana’s Glacier National Park. (Shutterstock)

A 14-year-old girl was killed and four other people, the girl’s parents and two other children, were injured after falling rocks hit their car in Montana’s Glacier National Park on Monday night.

The rocks landed on the roof of the car and went through the rear windshield on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the park said in a statement.

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The rocks varied in size. It is estimated there was enough debris to fill the bed of a pickup truck.

The girl died while being transported by ground to a hospital. She was unable to be airlifted out because of her condition.

“The two adults suffered significant bruises and were transported to area hospitals. The two other children in the vehicle had minor injuries and also went by ambulance to the hospital,” the park said.

It was the first fatal injury from a rockfall on the Going-to-the-Sun Road since 1996, when a car was similarly struck.

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