Butte pedestrian hit by vehicle identified


BUTTE, Mont. - A 76-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle on the 2900-block of Amherst Avenue in Butte Wednesday.

Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich said Thursday the victim was Daniel John Lean.

He was a retired teacher and basketball coach from Butte High School, according to current school employees.

The accident occurred at 6:36 a.m. Officials said Lean was taken to St. James Hospital in Butte and then to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, where he died from his injuries.