MISSOULA - Five people went to the hospital after a collision on I-90 that started when an SUV hit a dog on the road.

The crash blocked part of the westbound passing lane on I-90 outside Missoula.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Rob Strauch said an SUV traveling westbound on I-90 just after 1:30 PM, when the vehicle hit a dog. Strauch said the driver stopped the vehicle in the roadway after hitting the dog. Another vehicle hit the stopped SUV. 

Five people were taken to a hospital in Missoula to be treated for injuries. The dog passed away.

This is a developing story. Additional details will be added as they're available. 

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