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Victim in rollover on I-90 between Lockwood and Hardin identified

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BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a rollover accident Tuesday morning as Trenton Lopez, 20, of Wichita, Kan.

Lopez was in Montana for work, according to Deputy Coroner Cliff Mahoney.

Montana Highway Patrol said the Lopez was driving eastbound on I-90 in a Chevrolet pickup when his vehicle lost traction on the road due to icy conditions.  MHP said the vehicle then rolled into the median, and the male driver was ejected.

According to Trooper Jeremy Lundblad, who was on scene, the man was ejected into the westbound lanes but was not hit by any other vehicles.  He was pronounced dead on scene.  

Lundblad said the Lopez was not wearing a seat belt, and speed was likely a factor in the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. near mile marker 471.

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