ST. IGNATIUS — A strange and tragic accident on US Highway 93 near St. Ignatius killed an 85-year-old Polson woman on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, when two people in a Subaru pulled over to switch drivers shortly after 3 p.m., the 86-year-old male driver failed to put the vehicle in park.
The vehicle then started to go in a circle and hit the woman passenger. The man tried to hit the brake but hit the accelerator instead, according to a MHP report.
The woman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where she passed away.
Authorities have not released the woman's name at this point; we will update you if we get more information.
UPDATE: Lake County Sheriff has identified the woman who died as Shirley Crawford Moody.