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Elderly woman dies following accident near St. Ignatius

Saint Ignatius Fatal Accident WEB 611
Posted at 8:09 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 10:48:46-04

ST. IGNATIUS — A strange and tragic accident on US Highway 93 near St. Ignatius killed an 85-year-old Polson woman on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, when two people pulled over to switch drivers shortly before 3:15 p.m. when the 86-year-old male driver failed to put the vehicle in park.

The vehicle then started to go in a circle and hit the woman passenger. The man tried to hit the brake but hit the accelerator instead, according to a MHP report.

The woman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where she passed away.