Southeast Idaho man dies after being ejected from car during wreck

July 15, 2018

A Montpelier man died after being ejected from his car during an early Saturday morning wreck in Bear Lake County.

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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