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Elderly woman dies following accident near St. Ignatius

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 16:06:48-04

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.