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Officials release name of man killed in Billings hit-and-run

Pedestrian killed two weeks ago on Broadwater Avenue
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Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-16 08:21:46-05

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office on Tuesday released the name of a man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver two weeks ago while walking along Broadwater Avenue.

The man was identified as 57-year-old Santana Guzman-Hernandez of El Salvador. He died of blunt force trauma and the manor of death has been ruled a homicide, the corner's office said.

Guzman-Hernandez's body was discovered early Nov. 1 just off Broadwater Avenue near Sixth Street West by a passerby who called police. Officers who arrived discovered the man deceased and police later determined he had been struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Police Lt. Matthew Lennick said Tuesday that investigators have no new information about a possible suspect or a description of the vehicle that struck Guzman-Hernandez.

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