Missoula officials ID man struck, killed in front of Pov

The name of a man who was hit and killed by a car in front of the Poverello Center on Sept. 13 was released by officials on Wednesday.

David W. Ritter, 33, a Missoula resident, died on the evening of Sept. 13 from injuries sustained during the crash, according to the Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner Jeremiah Petersen.

Law enforcement officers on scene of a fatal pedestrian versus vehicle collision in front of the Poverello Center on Sept. 13, 2023.


According to a Montana Highway Patrol report, he was houseless. The sheriff’s office extended its condolences to Ritter’s family and friends.

A Subaru Forester was driving east on West Broadway when it hit Ritter, who was not in a marked crosswalk, according to MHP and the Missoula Police Department. Ritter was on foot. 

The driver, a 47-year-old Missoula man, was cooperative with first responders’ investigation. Alcohol, drugs and speed weren’t listed as suspected factors in the crash report.

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The collision happened at roughly 10:01 p.m. and

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