Friday, November 30, 2012

*****Update***** Injury Crash Blocking SH39 Near Springfield

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 11/30/2012 7:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On November 30, 2012, at approximately 2:07 p.m. the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash involving a semi and passenger car that was blocking SH39 near milepost 33, near Springfield. Mark Powell, 66, of Springfield was traveling northbound on SH39 in a 1992 Mercury Topaz being followed by a semi truck and trailer driven by Rick Feldhege, 44, of Minnesota.

As Powell slowed to turn into a private driveway, Feldhege swerved to the right to avoid hitting Powell's vehicle. Powell also swerved to avoid being hit. The semi then rear ended the Mercury, pushing it off the right shoulder and into a power pole. The semi then rolled over onto the car.

Powell was taken by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Idaho Power was called out to assist with the downed pole and one lane was closed for approximately four hours while the vehicles were removed.


The Idaho State Police is currently investigating an injury crash with blockage at 1821 W 800 S in Bingham County, which is approximately milepost 33 on SH39. More information will be released as it is available.