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Emergency

A Crow Agency man died after his car rolled over on Interstate 90 just south of Hardin early Wednesday, ejecting him from the vehicle before he was hit by a passing motorist, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

The man was identified as 18-year-old Donnie LaForge, a Crow tribal member, by Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis on Wednesday afternoon.

LaForge, who was the only occupant in the car he was driving, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Trooper Jack Rhodes.

The crash was reported at 5:11 a.m. The man was driving eastbound near mile marker 500 at the time, Rhodes said.

Speed, alcohol and drugs are all considered possible factors in the initial rollover, Rhodes said, adding that the man did not appear to have been wearing a seat belt.

He said he was unable to provide additional details, referring questions to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is leading the investigation into the crash.

A spokeswoman for the BIA said additional details were not immediately available Wednesday afternoon.

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Morning Reporter

General assignment reporter for the Billings Gazette.