KALISPELL, Mon.(NEWS1130) – A man who was apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwestern Montana was struck by two cars and killed.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was wearing a military-style “Ghillie suit” consisting of strips of camouflage fabric and was standing in the right-hand lane of a highway south of Kalispell when he was hit by the first car Sunday night. A second car hit him as he lay in the roadway.

Flathead County officials identified the man as 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley.

Trooper Jim Schneider tells the Daily Inter Lake that Tenley’s motives were ascertained during interviews with friends.

The sasquatch, or “Bigfoot,” is the North American version of the Yeti — an elusive towering humanoid that leaves only huge footprints.