Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bellevue man killed in Muldoon rollover

Express Staff Writer

A Bellevue man died sometime between Sunday night, Nov. 20, and Monday morning, Nov. 21, when his vehicle rolled near the home of Blaine County resident Bruce Price, who lives at 1942 Muldoon Road. His home, located about nine miles northwest of the Little Wood Reservoir, north of Carey, is in a fairly remote part of the county.

Sgt. Jay Davis of the Sheriff's Office said Price, who was on his way to work in Bellevue, found Douglas Clark, 45, pinned between the roll bar of his 1978 black Jeep CJ7 and a fence post at about 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, when he called police to report the accident.

"At about 11:30 the night before Bruce (Price) said he'd heard a vehicle pass his house at a high rate of speed," Davis said. "That may have been Clark's vehicle."

Davis said police believe excessive speed may have been a factor in the accident and police do not think Clark was wearing a seatbelt.

"The accident site was a half mile west of (Price's residence) on Muldoon Road," Davis said. "The vehicle was traveling west on Muldoon when it veered off the left side of the road where it traveled 60 feet with its left wheels off the road. Back on the road, he then overcorrected to the left, sliding sideways on the road at an angle. He then went off the south side of the road, rolled twice and came to rest up against the fence ... maybe 10 feet off the road."

Davis said Clark worked in the parts department of Hailey's Sawtooth Auto Sales. Wood River Chapel in Hailey handled funeral services for Clark. A memorial was held Monday at Mama Inez Restaurant in Bellevue.

His son, Drew, and daughter, Michelle, of Northern Idaho, and his father, Bill Clark, and sister, Roxanne, survive Clark.

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