Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Deputies investigate unusual accident

Volkswagen hits overturned Jeep on roadway


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual traffic accident that occurred early Saturday morning on state Highway 75 south of Ketchum.

According to a preliminary sheriff's office report, a 1975 orange Volkswagen "bug" crashed into a blue Jeep Cherokee that had flipped over in the southbound lane of the highway near The Meadows trailer park. The accident occurred at about 2:20 a.m.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Karen Brown, a 22-year-old Hailey woman, injured her nose in the mishap "but chose not to go to the hospital," said Sheriff's Lt. Jay Davis.

He said the owner of the Cherokee, Gregory Feldstein, 39, of Hailey, allegedly left the accident scene prior to the crash with the Volkswagen. Davis said Feldstein claims he wasn't driving the Cherokee but has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

"It's still under investigation because we haven't figured out who the driver of the first vehicle was," Davis said. "The owner claims he was a passenger."

Davis said that Feldstein told investigators that he had been drinking and someone was driving him home but he can't remember who that person is.




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