Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:15 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 30, 2013 10:16 PM
A Livingston resident called police on Monday afternoon about a body part lying on the bay floor of a car wash in Livingston.
According to The Livingston Enterprise, the body part matches the remains of an Alaska man who was killed in an apparent hit-and-run earlier Monday morning near Big Timber.
A Sweet Grass County coroner has apparently confirmed that the remains found at the car wash were from the upper body of the victim of the accident.
Officials collected evidence from the car wash and have made a preliminary identification based on documents found on the victim but confirmed identification is pending.
Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the matter and cannot release the victim's name until relatives have been notified.
We will continue to update this story as soon as we have confirmed reports and more information.
The Montana Highway Patrol still trying to piece together a fatal car-pedestrian accident that killed one person early Monday morning near Big Timber.
According to current information,an elderly man from Alaska was hit by a vehicle in the westbound lane of I-90 just before 7 a.m. on Monday.
For an unknown reason, the victim was outside of his vehicle when he was hit.
The other vehicle involved in the crash left the scene, but officials now believe that a suspect vehicle has been located in Park County, but no witnesses have come forward as yet.
The accident blocked both westbound lanes of the Interstate until around noon, while investigators and emergency responders worked the scene.
Traffic was detoured onto the Frontage Road to avoid the area.