Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two Vehicle Crash North of Shelley Injures One

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 5-25-2011 2:13am
Contact: Trp P Sibus

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at approximately 9:08pm, the Idaho State Police investigated
a two vehicle injury crash north of Shelley. Eddie Jenkins, 56 from Shelley, was southbound on US91 just north of the Bingham/Bonneville County line. Matthew Phillipp, 33 also from Shelley, was northbound on US91 at the same location. Jenkins crossed the center line hitting Phillipp. Both vehicles came to rest on the east side of the road. The road was closed while emergency crews worked to extricate both drivers. Both Jenkins and Phillipp were transported by ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Jenkins refused medical treatment. Phillipp was admitted with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is a factor in the crash.

Jenkins was released from Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He was then arrested and transported to Bonneville County Jail and charged with aggravated DUI.

The crash investigation is ongoing. ISP was assisted at the crash scene by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Falls Fire and EMS.