Helena man dies after being struck by vehicle early Monday

A 37-year-old Helena man died early Monday after he was struck by a vehicle north of town, officials said.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton said Montana Highway Patrol troopers responded about 12:26 a.m. to a vehicle versus pedestrian fatality.

The man was walking along North Montana Avenue late Sunday near Dave’s EZ Stop in the 4900 block. It was something the man did daily, walking to and from his home on Sierra Road, when he was struck by a vehicle, Dutton said.

Interviews with involved parties and troopers indicate he was either crossing the road and not paying attention and was hit or stepped out in front of the vehicle intentionally. It is not clear what the precipitating factors are at this time, Dutton said.

The operator of the vehicle remained on scene and called 911 after the incident occurred. Troopers said there were no indicators of DUI, and the driver consented to a blood draw. Foul play is not suspected at this time, Dutton said. The time of death is 1:33 a.m. Monday. The next of kin have been notified.

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