Missing Montana man killed in Boise County car crash

Missoula missing person
Posted at 11:26 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-27 18:30:05-05

UPDATE: The Idaho State Police say that a driver killed in a Boise County car crash was identified as missing Missoula, Montana man Michael Lopez.

ISP says Lopez, the driver of the single-car rollover crash on State Highway 21, was traveling south when his pickup veered off the edge of the roadway and rolled down into an embankment. ISP says Lopez was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Missoula Police Department is searching for a missing man who was traveling to Caldwell on a route to southern California.

Police report Michael Lopez, missing since Nov. 10, was traveling from Missoula to Caldwell and going the route through Salmon, Challis and Stanley. Lopez's phone last pinged in Challis around noon on November 10, according to Missoula police.

Lopez has a pacemaker as well as other medical conditions, according to police.

Lopez is described as a 71-year-old man, 5-foot-10-inches and 210 lbs with brown eyes and white, balding hair. He drives a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Green with a topper and a Montana license plate 771170B.

Anyone who lives in the area or may have seen him or his vehicle is asked to call the local police department or 911 immediately.