Printed on: November 12, 2013

Stabbing suspect dies in crash

By CHRISTINA LORDS
clords@postregister.com

A 23-year-old Idaho Falls man -- reportedly a suspect in a Sunday stabbing in Idaho Falls -- was killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 26 early Monday morning.

Idaho State Police reported Tay W. Misseldine was traveling east near milepost 348, west of Ririe, when he drifted off the right shoulder and overcorrected to the left at the intersection of 115th East and Highway 26.

Misseldine was a suspect in a stabbing that occurred in Idaho Falls around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Idaho Falls Lt. Kay Edwards said Misseldine led Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County sheriff's deputies in a short pursuit Sunday. Officers discontinued the chase after determining Misseldine was driving the vehicle.

Misseldine knew the person he reportedly stabbed, Edwards said. Neither the victim's name nor condition was released Monday.

Idaho State Police officials said Misseldine's vehicle rotated counterclockwise and crossed the highway during the accident. The vehicle left the north side of Highway 26, struck a highway sign, went through a fence and then down the embankment of a gravel pit and overturned, a news release said.

Misseldine was not wearing his seat belt, according to police. He died at the scene.

There were no witnesses to the crash. A passer-by reported the collision around 3 a.m. Monday.

Misseldine's family has been notified. The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

Reporter Christina Lords can be reached at 542-6762.