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Child dies in hit-and-run crash near Hamilton

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 20:46:44-04

HAMILTON – Law enforcement officers report that a child died in a hit-and-run crash near Hamilton on Sunday afternoon.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton told MTN News that the victim — who died on Sunday afternoon — was 10 or 11 years old. The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Authorities are looking for Joseph McNamara, 59, who is a suspect in the crash that occurred on Golf Course Road at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday.

McNamara was last seen in the 1400 block of Golf Course Road and was believed to be on foot.

-Reporting contributed by Katie Miller/MTN News

Joseph McNamara
Joseph McNamara (courtesy photo)

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HAMILTON – Law enforcement is looking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Ravalli County.

The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office reported that Joseph McNamara, 59, is a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Golf Course Road in Hamilton at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday.

McNamara is described as being a white male who is 5’10” tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has hazel eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a grey and green baseball cap.

Contact the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 363-3033 with relevant information.