PHILLIPS COUNTY, Mont. (NMB) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck early Sunday morning in eastern Phillips County, according to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Moon.
The crash occurred at approximately 12:35 am Sunday on US Highway 2 at mile marker 501. An 18 year old male was walking westbound on the shoulder of the eastbound lane when a 46 year old male driving eastbound in a 2011 Dodge Ram spotted him. The driver attempted to swerve around the pedestrian but struck him with the right rear of his vehicle.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained on the scene and immediately called 911.
Along with the Montana Highway Patrol, authorities from the Phillips and Valley County Sheriff’s Offices, a Hinsdale ambulance, an off duty Glasgow Police Officer and the Kirkland Funeral Home were at the scene.
No charges have been filed and the accident remains under investigation. Drugs, alcohol or excessive speed are not believed to be factors in the crash. The driver was wearing a seatbelt.
Measurements were taken of the scene, which was cleared by 9:15 am on Sunday morning.
The name of the victim is being withheld until the family is notified.