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Man dead after two-vehicle crash near Deer Lodge

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 14:20:32-04

A 25-year-old Butte man was killed on Saturday after colliding with another vehicle near Deer Lodge, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

MHP said around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, the man was driving a Chevy Impala westbound on I-90 when he collided with the rear of an F-350, also traveling westbound near mile marker 181.

The Impala veered to the right and rolled several times, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing his seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the F-350, a 30-year-old Milltown man, and a 32-year-old passenger from Deer Lodge were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

MHP said alcohol and speed are both suspected as factors in the crash.

The names of those involved in the incident have not been released. We will update this story with any further information we receive.