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Fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near St. Ignatius

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ST. IGNATIUS — A fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash was called in on Jan. 14.

According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:27 p.m. Lake County 911 took a report of an apparently intoxicated pedestrian walking on the highway near the Mission Creek bridge in St. Ignatius. One minute later, a 911 caller reported they believed they may have struck a pedestrian in the same area.

The 2018 Dodge Ram was driving northbound on US-93. The pedestrian, 31-year-old Maureena Twoteeth of Pablo, was in the northbound lane near mile marker 32 and was struck by the vehicle. She was pronounced dead on scene. 

The driver, a 22-year-old female, and passenger, a 20-year-old male, were uninjured. 

An investigation is being conducted jointly between the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol. No arrests have been made and the driver has been cooperating with the investigation.

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