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Virginia man dies, vehicle hits him as he tried to open gate

October 26, 2019 GMT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed in western Montana when a vehicle hit him as he tried to open a gate for the driver.

The Montana Highway Patrol tells NBC Montana the accident happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday on a secondary road near Philipsburg.

The patrol says the 75-year-old passenger from Churchill, Virginia, exited the vehicle to open a gate. The driver, a 73-year-old man from Philipsburg, accidentally hit the gas pedal, causing the vehicle to strike the victim.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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Information from: KECI-TV, http://www.keci.com