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RONAN - A snow plow truck hit and killed a pedestrian walking along the shoulder of Highway 93 near Ronan Wednesday.

Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) tells Montana Right Now the incident happened at mile marker 45 on Highway 93 and the call came in at 10:35 pm.

A Montana Department of Transportation snow plow truck was driving southbound on Highway 93 while the pedestrian was walking along the fog line on the shoulder when the right edge of the snow plow truck hit the pedestrian and killed them on contact MHP says.

The pedestrian has been identified as Brandon Illig, 35, of Dixon by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Illig’s cause of death has been determined as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner is accidental.

At the time, road conditions were bare and dry, and the plow was not plowing snow at the time of the incident.

MHP Trooper Lee says Illig was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Drugs, alcohol and speed are not considered factors.

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