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Man dies after being struck by vehicle west of Philipsburg

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 18:30:33-04

A Virginia man was struck and killed by the vehicle he was traveling in as a passenger after getting out to open a gate near Philipsburg Saturday morning.

The Montana Highway Patrol said around 6 a.m. Saturday, the 75-year-old man from Churchville, Virginia had exited the vehicle to open a gate after the driver stopped on secondary road 348, near Marshall Creek Road west of Philipsburg.

The driver, a 73-year-old Philipsburg man, hit the gas and ran over the passenger.

The driver stopped shortly after and was uninjured, according to MHP.

MHP said no other details were available. We will update this story with any further information we receive.