Kayla Neal, of Missoula, was walking on the southbound lanes of I-15 around 2 p.m. Monday in Helena when she was hit by a 56-year-old woman driving a Dodge truck, police there told KURL-TV. Minutes before, she had run out of the Shodair Children’s Hospital, located about a half-mile away from where the collision had occurred.
The teenage girl was treated by emergency personnel at the scene, but ultimately was pronounced dead.
A coroner told the Independent Record newspaper that Neal died from blunt force trauma.
The investigation into her death remains ongoing and no citations have been issued.
“Administration at Shodair is cooperating with officials and providing support to staff, patients and families,” Listoe said. “Our condolences go out to the families impacted.”
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