A 79-year-old man was recently struck and killed by a large pickup truck in Hardin, Montana early Sunday evening. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred just before 6 p.m. near a Love’s Travel Stop along Highway 47.
According to Montana Highway Patrol, the pedestrian man was seen walking along the southern highway route, close to a Love’s rest stop, before attempting to cross the roadway. But as soon as the pedestrian stepped into the northbound lane of Highway 47, an oncoming tractor-trailer quick, veered into the next lane, nearly clipping the pedestrian male.
Unfortunately, there was a large Ford pickup truck following close behind the semi, who, according to police, had no way of seeing the pedestrian attempting to cross the highway up ahead. The driver of the Ford pickup, a 42-year-old male from Custer, Montana, immediately struck the pedestrian with the left corner of his vehicle.
He was thrown violently across the pavement, according to Montana Highway Patrol.
Police said that emergency responders quickly arrived to the scene of the crash and immediately gave the man CPR. He was then transported to Big Horn County Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his fatal injuries.
The identity of the male has not yet been released. The pedestrian accident is still being investigated by Montana Highway Patrol.
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