Crews responded to a rollover accident this morning on Highway 50 near Kannah Creek and found the driver dead.

Authorities began receiving reports of the accident this morning at 5 AM and sent crews out to investigate.

A pickup truck being driven westbound by the deceased individual apparently had an issue with a tire and crossed the median, then rolled and the driver was ejected. The tire that came off of the truck struck another vehicle, but no one in the vehicle as injured. The highway was closed for a period of time this morning as crews determined the cause of the accident.

The MesaCounty Coroner was sent to the scene this morning and as soon as authorities have notified the next of kin, more information will become available.

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