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ROCK SPRINGS — A man was killed near Rock Springs after losing control of the trash truck he was driving.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon two miles south of Rock Springs. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Travis D. Hopkins, of Rock Springs, was driving a 2001 Volvo trash truck that went off the right side of the road.

The patrol says Hopkins steered hard to the left, causing the truck to slide sideways and roll over twice. Hopkins wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the cab.

Patrol officials say Hopkins may have been distracted by diagnostic equipment he was using for the vehicle.

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