A man was killed in Glacier County early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle near mile marker 212 on U.S. Highway 2, around 2:00 a.m.
Montana Highway Patrol tells us the incident happened when a 29-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released yet, reportedly left the Trailhead Bar around 1:45 a.m. after consuming several drinks and headed east towards Browning.
The woman told troopers she was reading a text when she struck, what turned out to be a 42-year old man, whose name has not yet been released.
Authorities linked her to the wreck after she was stopped around 3:00 a.m. in Browning for a traffic violation; she told troopers she thought she hit a horse and pulled over but didn’t see anything.
Troopers found pieces of clothing on her car later that morning and connected her to the dead pedestrian.
Authorities say alcohol and speed both played a role in the crash. No word yet on what charges the woman will face.
The woman was stopped around 3 a.m. for a traffic violation in Browning, and told tribal officers she thought she hit a horse on the road earlier in the morning.
The incident is currently under investigation.