UPDATE; 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The investigation into the death of Chance Geery, 18, the Hellgate High School Student who was killed after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon, April 1, has revealed new details.

"It appears at this point from the information we've gathered thus far, that the victim was walking on the sidewalk along Mullan Road at the time of the accident," said Detective Sergeant Travis Welsh of the Missoula Police Department. "He was accompanied by a companion. The vehicle left the roadway," Welsh continued, "and struck the deceased male apparently on the sidewalk before coming to a stop."

Welsh said "the adult female driving the vehicle stopped right away and waited for responding emergency units, and thus far has cooperated with our investigation."

No charges have yet been filed, but Welsh said the investigation is ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Travis Welsh

The Missoula County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the teenager who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Mullan Road on Monday afternoon, April 1.

Spokesman Jason Johnson said late Monday night, that the victim was identified as Chance Geery, 18, of Milltown.

Sergeant Jim Klowitter with the Missoula Police Department said the accident happened in the 2300 block of Mullan Road at about 4:30 p.m.

"Officers arrived on the scene and began administering first aid to the victim, who was then transported to St. Patrick Hospital," Klowitter said. "City police and patrol officers are continuing their investigation into the accident, and no charges have yet been filed. Impairment or speed do not appear to be factors in the accident."

Klowitter asked anyone who might have witnessed the accident to contact detective Katie Peterson at 552-6300.

Sergeant Jim Klowitter: