A woman has been struck and killed by a car near the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
According to KTVQ, a 47-year old Texas woman had stopped to watch an eagle when she stepped out into the road—and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
The accident occurred Wednesday morning around 8 a.m., in the westbound lane of the road between West Yellowstone and Madison Junction.
According to KTVQ, witnesses performed CPR and Park rangers were on the scene within minutes. Unfortunately, the woman was declared dead at the scene.
No citations have been issued to the driver of the vehicle in question.
The woman’s name is being withheld, pending an ongoing investigation.
UPDATE: Yellowstone has released the name of the woman killed in this accident last week: Wendy Larrabee.
Yellowstone has also released the names of the services which provided assistance shortly after the incident: West Yellowstone Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Hebgen Lake EMS and Fire, and the Gallatin Valley Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Yellowstone officials at 307-344-2132.