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Central Montana

Feb 10, 2013 4:37 PM by Jen Fenter (jen@krtv.com)

Lewistown man dies in crash

A Lewistown man has died after after losing control of his vehicle on Highway 87.

The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the incident just before 11 a.m. on Saturday near mile marker 109 east of Grass Range.

Troopers say the 67-year-old man was heading east on Highway 87 when he drifted into a ditch.

He over-corrected the vehicle causing his pickup to spin, then roll several times.

Officials say the vehicle came to a rest on its top.

The driver was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the car and pronounced dead on scene.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the accident.

The man's name has not been released.


UPDATE, Sunday: The man who died in a one-vehicle crash east of Lewistown on Saturday has been identified as Lee James Gibbs.

Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown released the information on Sunday evening.

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