UPDATE – Vehicular Homicide Victim Identity Released By County Coroner
UPDATE - 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 27
The Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner, T.J. McDermott has released the identity of the man who was struck and killed on Friday night at the intersection of Mount and Hollis as that of 31 year-old Benno Bigback ,Jr.
The cause of death was named as blunt force trauma, and the manner of death was identified as accidental.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 32-year-old Missoula woman has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide while under the influence for a hit-and-run death.
The Missoulian reports Emily Bess Levens also faces charges of failure to remain at the scene of an accident where a person was killed, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.
Levens was booked into jail at about 4 a.m. Saturday and is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Justice Court Monday afternoon. Her bail was set at just over $100,000.
Missoula County sheriff's spokeswoman Brenda Bassett did not release any information about the collision or the victim.