Cash Austin Taylor of Billings has been identified as the young man who died after being hit by a vehicle while walking along a highway in Phillips County early Sunday.
Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle said in a press release that Taylor, 18 years old, was pronounced dead after emergency personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on US Highway 2 about a mile east of Saco.
The incident was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at about 12:49 p.m. and is being investigated by the MHP, the press release states.
Taylor was a graduate of Billings Senior High School, according to an obituary, which also states: "He was fully involved, competing in tennis and running cross county his senior year. He enjoyed creating stickers, ceramics, beads and many knick-knacks."
Montana State University officials in Bozeman have confirmed that Taylor was also an MSU student.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office, Hinsdale Ambulance, and an off-duty Glasgow police officer also responded to the scene. The off-duty officer performed CPR, but was not able to revive Taylor.
At this point, there is no indication that charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle; we will update you if we get more information.