Monday, March 18, 2013

Fatal Injury Crash on US 91, South of Downey, 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

Guy 'Clancey' Rinderknecht, 20, of Rigby, ID. was driving south on US 91 near milepost 24.6 in a 1995 GMC Jimmy. Clancey Rinderknecht drove off the road, overcorrected, and rolled the vehicle. Rinderknecht was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle became engulfed in flames. Passengers in the vehicle were Odell 'Joe' Rinderknecht, 21, of Rigby, ID., and Celia Z. Bennett, 81, of Logan, UT. Joe Rinderknecht was able to extricate himself and Bennett from the burning vehicle.

Clancey Rinderknecht was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Joe Rinderknecht and Bennett were transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, ID. Joe Rinderknecht was later transferred by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. Bennett was transferred by air ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT.

Neither Clancey Rinderknecht nor Joe Rinderknecht were wearing seatbelts. At this time, it is unknown whether Bennett was wearing a seatbelt. The crash investigation is continuing.