A Columbia Falls man died after he was hit by a vehicle in Columbia Falls over the weekend.
The Montana Highway Patrol reports the vehicle was eastbound on U.S. Highway 2 at around 2 a.m. on Saturday when a pedestrian ran across the road in front of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was unable to avoid the pedestrian and struck the victim in the westbound lane near Blue Moon Nite Club, according to MHP.
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino identified the victim as 21-year-old Robert Dewbre of Columbia Falls.
MHP told MTN News Dewbre was not using the crosswalk and that alcohol is a suspected factor for both the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle is now under investigation for DUI.
We’ve contacted the Flathead County Attorney’s Office to see if any additional charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle; we have not yet received a reply.
We will update you if we get more information.
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