A man wanting to play a prank on the people of Montana was killed.
The man dressed in a military style "ghillie" suit and apparently tried to provoke sighting reports of Bigfoot in northwestern Montana was hit by two vehicles and killed, authorities said.
The man was standing in the right lane of U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell, when he was hit by the first car, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. A second car hit the man while he was lying in the road, authorities said.
Flathead County officials identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell. Trooper Jim Schneider said the reasons were ascertained during interviews with friends and alcohol may have been a factor, but investigators were awaiting tests.
"He was trying to make people believe that Sasquatch was back so should people call police reporting a Sasquatch sighting," Schneider told the news media. "You cannot make these stories up. I have not seen or heard anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him."
Ghillie suits are a type of clothing around the body made to resemble heavy foliage and used to camouflage military snipers.
"He probably would not have been very easy to see at all," Schneider told the news media.
Tenley was hit by vehicles driven by two girls, aged 15 and 17, who could not stop in time, authorities said.