A man who died in a crash on Thursday morning has been identified as Casey Daniel Austin, 22, of Mandan, N.D., according to Richland County Coroner John Dennison.

Austin was the passenger in a 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by a Colorado man when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the road near the intersection of county roads 321 and 143.

The truck went off a steep embankment, flipped on its top and slid about 20 feet. The crash was reported at 5:20 a.m.

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Montana Highway Patrol said there was low visibility at the time caused by dust from traffic passing in the opposite lane.

Both the driver and Austin were wearing seat belts. The driver was uninjured. Austin died at the scene.

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Federal Court, Yellowtone County Reporter

Federal court and county reporter for The Billings Gazette.