Two Fish and Game employees were involved in a severe, multi-vehicle collision on May 14 on westbound Interstate 84 near Hazelton. Douglas Megargle, 52, died in the accident. He was the Magic Valley Regional Fisheries Manager and a full-time employee of the department for 22 years. Sally Rose, 60, is in intensive care at the Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, where she was taken after the accident. Rose is the Offices Services Supervisor for the Magic Valley Region and an 18-year Fish and Game employee. Both were on duty when the accident occurred, and long-time residents of the Magic Valley.
“As friends and colleagues, our thoughts and prayers are with Sally, and with Doug’s family, during this difficult time,” Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever said. “Doug was a respected fishery professional who I have personally worked with for many years, and I am heartbroken about this tragedy. Sally is a leader among our administrative support staff, and we will do everything we can to support her recovery.”
In the 120-year history of Fish and Game, Megargle is the 11th employee lost in the line of duty, the second to lose his life in a car accident, and the first was in 1959.