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Manhattan man killed by passing vehicle while walking along Stagecoach Trail Road

Posted at 3:03 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 17:03:48-04

A man walking along Stagecoach Trail Road Saturday night was struck and killed by a passing vehicle, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

Troopers responded to the incident around 7:25 p.m. Saturday. MHP said the 76-year-old Manhattan man was walking eastbound toward the edge of the road when he was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound.

The man was thrown over the car towards the north side of the ditch. The 35-year-old driver and 23-year-old passenger, both of Bozeman, were uninjured. The man died at the scene.

MHP said alcohol, drugs, and speed are suspected.

(first report)

A fatal crash was reported in the Manhattan area Saturday night, according to the Montana Highway Patrol incident map.

MHP responded to the incident on Stagecoach Trail Road around 7:25 p.m. Saturday. The map places the crash near the intersection of Stagecoach Trail and Heeb Road.

MTN News has reached out to MHP and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. Stay with us for updates as we gather more information.