Suspect located after deadly hit-and-run in Broadwater County

Suspect at large after deadly hit-and-run near Townsend
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Posted at 11:20 PM, Nov 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-23 17:56:41-05

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in Broadwater County on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

The MHP said the pedestrian was struck at about 4:30 a.m. along Highway 287 near mile marker 95, between Townsend and Three Forks.

According to the MHP crash report, the victim was a 54-year-old man from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was walking north in the middle of the highway when he was struck; his name has not yet been released.

The suspect vehicle is a 2011-2016 white Ford Superduty crew cab long box pickup pulling a single-axle box-type utility trailer.

MHP said the truck was last seen heading north through Townsend at 5:10 a.m. The driver's side fender will be missing off of the trailer, which now possibly has on a spare tire.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the hit-and-run is asked to call the MHP Communications Center at 406-841-7022.

No other details have been released at this point. We will update you if we get more information.

(UPDATE) The MHP said on Thursday that the suspect has been located, but has not yet released the person's name.


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