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Car hits pedestrian in Butte

Published On: Oct 19 2013 05:36:00 PM MDT
BUTTE, Mont. -

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Butte, Friday.

Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester tells us it happened at around 8p.

A pedestrian was heading east to west on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue when a vehicle hit him in the southbound lane.

Lester tells us the man was not in a crosswalk. He was life-flighted to Great Falls.

Lester explains the investigation is on-going and no citations have been issued.

Lester says he does not believe alcohol was a factor at this time. A blood sample was taken from the driver to test for drugs but the results haven't come back yet.