Chelsi Kay and Anthony Dean were traveling with their two daughters through Montana for the Thanksgiving holiday before being declared missing.
According to Sheriff Kittleman, Chelsi Kay Dean called her grandmother in Ekalaka on Thanksgiving to say they were in Billings and they would be arriving there at around noon.
The family of four from Grand Forks County, North Dakota was traveling from Caldwell, Idaho in a blue Toyota 4Runner towing a small trailer carrying a 1979 Toyota Corolla. They never arrived and were declared missing.
On Friday night according to Montana Highway Patrol, an Air Force helicopter sent to search for the family's vehicle found a car in a ditch below a highway bridge.
According to MHP, the vehicle was traveling on I-94 near mile marker 6 when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a median at a high rate of speed.
MHP says the vehicle then continued down the median until it went over the top of the embankment and went airborne, flying 200 feet before hitting a bridge support and falling into a creek below the bridge.
Family member Katina Anderson confirmed on KULR8's Facebook that the car involved in the accident belonged to Anthony and Chelsi Kay Dean. Chelsi Dean was a member of the Manvel Volunteer Fire Department in North Dakota. The department confirmed on their Facebook page that all four were found deceased in the crash.
This afternoon the trailer was removed from the river. We will update you as more information becomes available