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By Roger Dey
BVD Editor 

Great Falls man killed on Highway 200 near Lincoln


February 11, 2021

A Great Falls man was killed Monday night, Feb. 1 while walking down Highway 200 west of Lincoln.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the man was walking westbound in the middle of the westbound lane of Highway 200, near the intersection of Beaver Creek Road, when he was hit by a westbound Dodge pickup driven by a 66-year old Lincoln man.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton identified the victim as Forrest William Deaton, 42. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Dutton, the cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma. Dutton noted that while the cause of death was determined, the manner of death remains undetermined, pending further investigation.

Alcohol was suspected as a factor in the incident. The driver of the truck, who's name was not released, was not wearing a seatbelt, but was uninjured in the incident.

The Montana Highway Patrol handles all crash investigations in Lewis and Clark County. Trooper Amanda Villa is the investigating officer. Once the manner of death is determined and the report is completed the case will go to the Lewis and Clark County Attorney for any further action.


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