Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bellevue man injured in rollover

Police investigating if alcohol was a factor in crash


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

A 31-year-old Bellevue man was released Monday from St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center after being injured Saturday evening in a single-vehicle rollover on state Highway 75 south of Bellevue.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office reported Monday that William Minear suffered "leg and hip injuries" in the accident and was transported to St. Luke's by Wood River Fire & Rescue. The sheriff's office further reported that "alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor."

Sheriff's Lt. Jay Davis said the accident occurred when Minear was southbound in a blue 1991 Nissan pickup and lost control of the vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 75 and Glendale Road.

"He claims that he swerved to miss something in the road—an unknown animal—and overcorrected and went off the road and rolled," Davis said.

Davis said Minear was ejected from the vehicle. The investigation report did not state whether or not Minear was wearing a seatbelt.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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