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Utah man dies in rollover accident near West Yellowstone


WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — A Park City, Utah, man is dead following a one-vehicle, rollover accident near West Yellowstone, Montana.

The Billings Gazette reports ( ) that authorities have identified the victim as 20-year-old Joseph J. Morelli. He was a student at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Velasquez investigated the incident.

Velasquez says Morelli was driving with a 20-year-old passenger in a Subaru on U.S. Highway 287 when the crash happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday. The Subaru went off the road and rolled several times.

Morelli wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The passenger was wearing a seatbelt and escaped with minor injuries.

Information from: The Billings Gazette,

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