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Pedestrian killed in Hardin crash

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 23:00:55-05

HARDIN – A 79-year-old man was struck and killed Monday morning while walking on Montana Highway 47 near the Love’s Truck Stop in Hardin.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the man was walking north on Highway 47 and stepped into the northbound lane about 11 a.m. Monday. An oncoming semi swerved to avoid him, but a Ford pickup behind the semi did not and struck the man.

Responders performed emergency resuscitation on the man at the scene, and he was transported to Big Horn County Memorial Hospital, where he died, according to MHP.

Neither the man nor his hometown have been identified.

MHP does not know if alcohol or drugs were factors, and troopers do not anticipate charges against the driver.