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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car near Hamilton

The name of the woman has not yet been released
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Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 19:05:06-05

MISSOULA — A pedestrian died on Thursday night after being hit by a vehicle in Ravalli County.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Bennett says the 54-year-old woman was walking along US Highway 93 South after 10 p.m. when she was hit by a vehicle.

The woman was reportedly walking in the traffic lane when the car hit her just north of Hamilton, according to MHP.

The incident prompted authorities to close Highway 93 in the area of Woodside Cutoff Road and divert traffic onto the Eastside Highway.

It was raining at the time of the accident. Speed was not a factor, and authorities say drugs and alcohol are not suspected.

The name of the woman has not yet been released; the MHP is continuing to investigate.