UPDATE, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.: The Lewis and Clark County coroner has released the name of a woman who died after being hit by a car in Helena Friday night.
Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the woman as 77-year-old Dixie Hargreaves of Helena. He said it appeared she died of blunt force injuries.
Original story below.
HELENA – A Helena woman has died after being hit by a car Friday night.
According to the Helena Police Department, at 7:55 Friday night, a 911 call was received of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of McHugh and Roadrunner.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to St. Peter Hospital, where she later died.
Assistant Chief of Police Steve Hagen issued a press release, stating:
“The initial investigation determined that a 77-year-old female from Helena and two other pedestrians were crossing from McHugh, eastbound at Roadrunner.
The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on McHugh.
The vehicle was driven by a 37-year-old female from Helena.
The name of the deceased pedestrian will not be released at this time and may be released by the coroner’s office at a later time.
The intersection was closed for approximately 2 hours during the investigation.
No citations have been issued at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
No further details will be released at this time.”