UPDATED: Fatal crash reported near Bonner; I-90 re-opened after morning delays

Authorities responded to a fatal hit-and-run on I-90 east of Missoula on Friday morning, according to a social media post. 

Authorities report to a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian on I-90 east of Missoula on Friday, Oct. 20.


Troopers were on scene processing evidence after a pedestrian was reportedly struck and killed on the freeway, Montana Highway Patrol posted on Facebook at about 9:15 a.m.

The post didn’t specify when the crash happened, but asked for public assistance if anyone saw a vehicle, possibly a semi-truck, near the Bonner exit late Thursday night or early Friday morning with extensive front end damage. 

Westbound traffic on I-90 was cut off for several hours on Friday morning, and vehicles were diverted through Highway 200 East. As of about 2:45 p.m. on Friday the Montana Department of Transportation showed the interstate was clear. 

The name and identity of the person who died hasn’t been released yet. A spokesperson for Montana Highway Patrol didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday asking whether a suspect had been located. 

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