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Man killed in rollover near Utah-Idaho border

By Associated Press | Posted - Nov 18th, 2013 @ 11:32am



Editor's note: This story was originally reported by the AP that said the man in the crash was from Utah. The story has been corrected to reflect his home state of Idaho as reported by the Idaho State Patrol.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 26-year-old Idaho man has been killed in a single-vehicle rollover in Idaho.

The Idaho State Patrol says Chet Atkinson of Weston, Idaho, died in the crash on Highway 36 near Preston about 6:40 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers say he was headed east in a Dodge pickup truck when he drifted off the south side of the highway near mile marker 132.

Investigators say he apparently overcorrected before he crashed through a guard rail and rolled down an embankment.

Atkinson was not wearing a seat belt. He was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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