Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vehicle Rollover Near Rigby Claims 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: 03/18/12 5:05am
Contact: Trooper C. Oswald

On March 18, 2012 at approximately 1:07 am, Brian Rumsey, 23, from Rigby, was driving a black 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on 4100 East near 132 North in Rigby, when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line into the southbound lane. Rumsey overcorrected to the right causing the vehicle to spin clockwise. The vehicle then struck a power pole and overturned. Brian Rumsey was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, Jamie Rumsey, 21, also of Rigby, was ejected from the vehicle and then transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

Both occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts. Weather is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Trooper Oswald was assisted at the scene by several other Idaho State Police troopers as well as Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The investigation is ongoing and next of kin have been notified.