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Police: Driver released following death of Billings pedestrian

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 19:40:28-04

Update Friday 1:45 p.m.

The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office identified the pedestrian killed Thursday evening as 31-year-old Dorian Kevin Ogden of Billing.

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Update Friday 11:50 a.m.

The driver arrested following the death of a Billings pedestrian on Thursday evening has been released pending further investigation, police said Friday.

Capt. Neil Lawrence said in a press release late Friday morning that a 19-year-old Billings resident was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 west on Central Avenue when the truck struck a 31-year-old pedestrian who was walking south across the street.

The driver left the scene but was located by officers shortly after the incident. The driver's name has not been released.

The pedestrian died at the scene. That person's name has also not yet been released.

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First report

A pedestrian was killed and a road closed Thursday night crossing the street in central Billings.

Billings police tweeted that a westbound truck struck the pedestrian crossing Central Avenue at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive at 8:48 p.m.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and the truck fled but was quickly captured, according to Billings Police Sgt. Clyde Reid.

The intersection remains closed as the crash team investigates.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.