Posted: May 16, 2013 7:28 AM by Mark Thorsell
MISSOULA - One woman is dead and another is in the hospital after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Missoula early Thursday morning.
Missoula Police said the two women were struck by a pickup truck while they were walking on a sidewalk.
The incident happened in the 600 block of North Fifth Street West just before 1:30 a.m. According to police, the driver of a pickup crossed the center line while going around a gradual curve and left the roadway, hitting the female pedestrians.
Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh said officers found the victims lying on the ground and the vehicle lying on its side in the front yard of a residence.
Welsh said the 38-year-old man driving the pickup was found in the pickup truck uninjured. The women were taken by ambulance to St. Patrick Hospital, where Welsh said one of them passed away.
The driver, whose name has not been released, has been arrested and will face Vehicular Homicide while Under the Influence and Negligent Vehicular Assault, according to Welsh.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Missoula Police Detective Shelagh More at (406) 552.6285.