At 11:23 pm on Tuesday, Missoula County 911 acquired a report of a wrong-way driver going westbound within the eastbound lane of I-90. Two minutes later a second name got here in to 911 reporting a two automobile crash with one automobile rolled within the median.
A darkish BMW sedan was discovered going through West within the eastbound shoulder of I-90 close to mile marker 126. The BMW had been touring westbound within the eastbound lanes, and struck a Hyundai SUV. The Hyundai went into the median and rolled a number of occasions. The Hyundai had 4 occupants and all of them have been taken to the hospital with severe accidents. One of many occupants was transported by Life Flight with severe, life-threatening accidents.
The motive force of the BMW continued to drive West within the eastbound lanes earlier than stopping and fleeing the scene on foot. 59-year-old Livorio Loera known as 911 at 1:37 am on Wednesday and reported that he was in a automotive accident. He mentioned he walked away in the direction of the Rock Creek Exit, however had handed out and simply got here to. Loera advised 911 he had slid down one thing steep and couldn’t rise up.
A Montana Freeway Patrol trooper positioned Loera mendacity within the grass down the embankment close to Rock Creek Street. Loera appeared to have blood and vomit round his mouth. His speech was sluggish and slurred, and he had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. He was transported to the hospital for medical therapy by ambulance.
Loera appeared in Missoula Justice Court docket Thursday afternoon and Deputy County Legal professional Brandon Zeak offered the next assertion.
“At the very least one of many victims on this case was life flighted to Seattle,” Zeak mentioned. “Their situation presently remains to be unknown, however it has been communicated to the state that they don’t seem to be going to make it all through the subsequent couple of days. Because of these information, the state is asking that the defendant be held on bail a minimum of an quantity of $100,000 presently.”
Choose Landee Holloway set bail within the quantity of $50,000. If Loera posts bond, he might be launched to pretrial supervision.
Loera was charged with 4 counts of felony prison endangerment and one misdemeanor rely of driving beneath the affect. Loera has two prior convictions for DUI out of the State of California from July 19, 2011 and July 1, 2013.
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