The victims jumped off the Yellowstone River Bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by one of the cars, the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP). tweeted
. They are expected to recover.
Officials believe that the cause of the accident was ice on the bridge, according to MHP
The accident occurred on westbound I-90 near the I-94 split at Lockwood, about six miles northeast of Billings. I-90 WB closes from that split as Soldiers investigate the accident, MHP tweeted.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement in Billings on Saturday afternoon stating that a large line of snow showers was observed moving into the area at 15 mph. The statement warned that the affected highways included I-94 and I-90 and that conditions could deteriorate rapidly.
NWS reported light snow and fog in the Billings area since Saturday morning, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning and a high of 32 degrees.