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Name of woman who died after being hit by vehicle in downtown Billings released

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UPDATE: Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner, Cliff Mahoney releases the name of the woman who died after she was hit by a vehicle Thursday night in downtown Billings. Mahoney says she is 44-year-old Sherry Lynn Sleepingbear. Mahoney says Sleepingbear was a transient.


Billing Police Sergeant Harley Cagle says the 45-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle Thursday night in downtown Billings has died.

Police say during their investigation into the incident, they determined the woman was walking eastbound on N. 27th St. The vehicle was heading northbound on an outside lane.

The unidentified woman died from injuries sustained from the crash according to police.

Sgt. Cagle says the crash is still under investigation and no arrests or citations have been issued as of Friday morning.


One section of North 27th Street in Downtown Billings remains closed after one Billings woman was struck by a vehicle Thursday evening. 

According to Billings Police Sergeant Clyde Reid, the 42-year-old woman was crossing 27th around 9:40 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. 

Reid said the man driving the vehicle did not see the woman because she was wearing all dark clothing, and the woman was not using a crosswalk. 

Reid said the woman was launched forward by the impact of the hit. When police arrived, the woman did not have a heartbeat, but Reid said AMR was able to intubate the woman and get a heartbeat before she was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance just after 10 p.m.

Reid said there are no signs of alcohol or drugs on scene, but nothing is being ruled out at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing and we will bring you the latest information starting at 5 a.m. Friday on Wake Up Montana and KULR-8 News. 

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