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Montana Highway Patrol locates vehicle in fatal hit-and-run near Belgrade

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-08 09:15:32-04

UPDATE, 7:15 AM MDT, 08/08/2023: The Montana Highway Patrol said in a social media post the suspect vehicle in the Sunday night hit-and-run near Belgrade has been found.

No further details were available. We will update you if we get more information.

(Earlier Report)

(Updated 12:08 p.m. MDT, 08/07/2023)

The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) is looking for the driver of a pickup truck who allegedly fled the scene after a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle between Belgrade and Manhattan on Sunday night.

According to an MHP report, the crash happened around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday. The report said a motorcycle was headed eastbound on Frontage Road in Belgrade when the driver of the pickup truck made a right turn onto Frontage Road from Thorpe Road. The truck pulled in front of the motorcycle, which rear-ended the pickup.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old Kalispell man, was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The pickup truck fled the scene and the driver is unknown at this time.

MHP said on social media that the agency is looking for a 1973-1974 Ford Ranger F-150, believed to be white in color, that will have extensive rear-end damage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact MHP at 855-647-3777, or call 911.

We will update you if we get more information.