"Bigfoot" Killed In Roadside Hoax
Man posing as Sasquatch hit and killed by car.
A 44-year old Kalispell, Montana man is dead after being hit by a car while allegedly taking part in a "Bigfoot" hoax.
Troopers say Randy Lee Tenley was wearing a "ghillie suit" when two vehicles struck him on Highway 93 Sunday evening.
A ghillie suit is a type of three-dimensional camouflage, sometimes worn by military snipers.
The suits are available online and at hunting shops.
Troopers say the get-up played a big role in his death.
Tenley was in the right-hand lane of Highway 93 South when a vehicle driven by a 15-year old girl hit him.
"He probably would not have been very easy to see at all," said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider.
Another car swerved and avoided Tenley, but a third car wasn't able to and ran him over.
"It appears the pedestrian was well into the driving lane," said Schneider.
Officials closed Highway 93 for two hours on Sunday night as firefighters directed traffic and officers investigated.
What they found is troubling.
"According to his companions, he was out there in the ghillie suit attempting to incite a sighting of Bigfoot, to make people think they had seen a Sasquatch," Schneider said.
The investigation is ongoing.
Troopers are still waiting on toxicology results to see if Tenley was impaired.