Saturday, July 14, 2018

ISP investigates fatality crash in Bear Lake County

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 7/14/18 - 7:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, at approximately 3:41 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle, fatality crash on U.S. Highway 89 near milepost 5, just north of the town of Fish Haven in Bear Lake County.

Russell J. Johnson, 41, of Montpelier, was driving north on U.S. 89 in a 1997 Toyota Corolla when he drove off the west side of the road. The vehicle hit an embankment and then rolled. Johnson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

This crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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