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ISP: Crash Expert Did Not Lie In Fatal 2006 Case

The Idaho State Police has determined that its top accident reconstruction expert did not lie on the witness stand in a 2006 second-degree murder trial in north Idaho.

ISP officials on Friday released the results of their internal investigation into testimony provided by Cp. Fred Rice, a 25-year agency veteran.

Rice was put on paid administrative leave in June after the Idaho Supreme Court suggested he perjured himself in a fatal road rage case.

The justices overturned ordered a new trial for Jonathan Ellington, who was convicted for running over a woman during a New Year’s Day encounter on a Kootenai County highway.

ISP Director Col. Jerry Russell says he has determined that Rice did not lie during any portion of the testimony called into question by the high court.

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