Police Seek Vehicle Responsible for Fatal Hit-and-Run

Woman was walking on Interstate 15 when she was hit

By Molly Priddy

BUTTE — Law-enforcement officials say a vehicle fled the scene after striking and killing a woman who was walking along Interstate 15 near Dillon.

Beaverhead County Sheriff Franklin Kluesner tells the Montana Standard the woman’s vehicle may have broken down. She was walking toward the town five miles away when she was struck early Tuesday.

The woman’s name was not released pending notification of her family.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Ken Klapan says authorities are seeking the vehicle that struck her.

The vehicle is described as a dark blue or blue GMC Sierra pickup truck or GMC Yukon sport-utility vehicle made between 1999 and 2007.


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