A 29-year-old Browning woman who had reportedly just left a bar says she was reading a text message when she felt something hit her car early Sunday.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the woman struck and killed a Browning man who was walking along U.S. Highway 2 near Browning at about 2 a.m.
The Glacier County sheriff's office tells the Great Falls Tribune the victim was 42-year-old Kensley Rattler.
The patrol connected the woman to the pedestrian's death after she was pulled over for a traffic violation an hour later. Troopers found pieces of clothing on her car consistent with the victim's.
The woman said she thought she hit a horse. She said she stopped and didn't see anything and continued driving east toward Browning.
The crash is still under investigation.