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Accident sends one to hospital

January 4, 2013

Photo courtesy of Jessi Lowe Life-flight from Portneuf Medical Center airlifted Mark Bynum to Pocatello Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash on US 26 at milepost 297 near Blackfoot. Bynum is in stable condition as of Thursday evening.

BLACKFOOT — A two-vehicle crash on US 26 at milepost 297 near Blackfoot sent one man to the hospital Thursday morning.
According to the Idaho State Police report, James Miller, 52, of Herriman, Utah, was driving west on US 26 in a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup. Mark Bynum, 52, of Blackfoot, was attempting a left hand turn out of a residence onto US 26. Bynum was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.
Bynum did not yield to Miller's vehicle and was struck on the driver's side. Miller was driving a service pickup from Culligan.
Bynum was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. He was transported via air ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.
Miller was wearing a seatbelt and was not transported.
Both lanes of traffic were blocked until around 1 p.m.
Capt. Robert Sobieski with the Bingham County Sheriff's office said, "We were first on site but when we saw the extent of the damage, we turned it over to the Idaho State Police (ISP)."
The Idaho State Police responded approximately 9:30 a.m.
According to Bynum's wife, Rosanna, her husband is in stable condition as of Thursday evening.
"He is heavily sedated at the moment," she said.
The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

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