Thursday, August 30, 2012

**UPDATE** - Fatal Injury Crash near Montpelier, ID

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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: August 31, 2012 at 12:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On Thursday, August 30, 2012, at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle, fatality crash on Bench Rd. near Airport Rd., south of Montpelier in Bear Lake County, ID.

Richard Phelps, 49, of Montpelier, ID, was driving south on Bench Rd. south of Airport Rd. when his vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, went off the road. Phelps overcorrected, came back on the road and overcorrected again, causing the vehicle to roll. Phelps, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Phelps' next of kin has been notified.


Idaho State Police is currently investigating a fatality crash near Bench Rd. and Airport Rd., south of Montpelier, ID.

Further information will be released when available.