Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Update: Fatal crash on SH39 near Aberdeen

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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: 5/1/2013 5:50 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On May 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on SH39 at milepost 18.6, approximately 2 miles north of Aberdeen. Daniel Bolgen, 59 of Aberdeen, was northbound on SH39 in a 2002 Kenworth semi, pulling a single trailer. Joseph Grover, 63 of Blackfoot, was also northbound on SH39 in a 1988 Jeep Cherokee. Bolgen was turning westbound onto 1500 S when Grover struck the semi trailer from behind. Grover was not wearing his seatbelt, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Bolgen was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on State Highway 39 at the intersection of 1500 South Road, approximately two miles north of Aberdeen in Bingham County. The road is blocked at the scene of the crash and traffic is being diverted through the area.

Updates will be released as they become available.