Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arrest Made in Fatal Crash on US91 South of Blackfoot that Occurred on October 7, 2013

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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: 03/26/2014 11:05 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Idaho State Police arrested Jody W. Underwood, 39, of Blackfoot, on a felony warrant for vehicular manslaughter.

This arrest stems from a two-vehicle fatal crash on October 7, 2013 that occurred on US Highway 91 at milepost 93, south of Blackfoot.  Underwood was driving southbound on US-91 in a 1992 Buick Park Avenue when he collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Richard Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall. Peyope succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

This crash was investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Fort Hall Police. The case is being prosecuted by the Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.