UPDATE: Hamilton fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with negligent homicide

Posted at 9:20 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 23:27:12-04

HAMILTON – The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Hamilton that resulted in the death of a child.

Law enforcement located Joseph McNamara, 59, at a home in Hamilton.

McNamara was booked in the Ravalli County jail just after 8 p.m. Sunday and is charged with negligent homicide in the fatal crash that occurred on Golf Course Road at approximately 1 p.m.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton told MTN News that the victim, who died in the incident, was a 10-year-old boy.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

This is a developing story, and MTN News will provide updated information as it becomes available.

-Reported by Kent Luetzen/MTN News