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Wind Blows Pickup Off Interstate in Montana; Utah Man Dies

Wind Blows Pickup Off Interstate in Montana; Utah Man Dies

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Amanda Butterfield Reporting Utahns across the state are waking up to a windy morning. Yesterday, blustery conditions blew vehicles right off the road in Montana, leaving a Utah man dead.

Unlike snow, sleet and hail, you don't really see this weather condition, but you certainly feel it. Semi truck drivers are fighting the wind, trying to keep their big rigs straight.

These brutal winds are blowing through several western states and yesterday they turned deadly.

Montana Highway Patrol troopers say a 27-year-old man from Riverton was riding in a pickup on Interstate 15 just north of Lima, Montana, when a powerful wind gust blew the truck off the road. It crossed the median, slid into a fence and flipped two and a half times.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was asleep in the passenger seat and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver, a 52-year-old man from Menan, Idaho, was injured.

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