Fatal crash reported in Fergus County

Fatal Crash
Posted at 10:41 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 13:01:38-04

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Highway Patrol on Sunday said that a 23-year old man died after being hit by a vehicle in Fergus County on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

It happened at about 3 a.m. on Saturday several miles northwest of Lewistown.

According to the MHP, a Chevy pickup truck with two occupants - a 20-year old male driver and a 21-year old male passenger - was heading east on Wolverine Creek Road.

After negotiating a right-hand curve, the driver lost control of the truck, which went off the road to the left, hitting a 23-year old male pedestrian.

After getting back on the road, the driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to rotate 180 degrees, coming to rest in a ditch.

The MHP report says "the vehicle and occupants fled the scene."

The pedestrian, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

According to the MHP, speed and alcohol were factors in the collision.

There is no word at this point on whether charges will be filed or citations issued.

UPDATE: Suspect facing negligent homicide charge

fatal crash fergus county may 14 2022

We will update you when we get more information.