GREAT FALLS — Police are asking the public for help after a 16-year old girl died after being hit by a vehicle near Box Elder last week.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11:11 pm, the Rocky Boy Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Laredo Road.
Officers found an unresponsive female on the shoulder of the road. Medical attention was attempted but the juvenile female was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver left the area before officers arrived.
The Rocky Boy Police Department believes the vehicle was a 2015 or 2016 Dodge Journey, which is a small SUV, and likely has damage to its front passenger side.
The victim has been identified as Lacey Kaide Arkinson.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at the Rocky Boy Police Department at (406) 395-4513, or the FBI office at (406) 265-7181.
You can also send an anonymous tip via text message to 847411, then type the keyword RBPD, add a space then type your tip information.
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